Inside the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G rather than the top-of-the-line 865. But the 765G has an integrated 5G modem that should realistically perform just as well and have improved power management. There’s a 6.8in LCD and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, just like on the U12+.

That phone was only two years ago but the design in 2020 makes the U20 5G look distinctly dated despite the cut-out selfie camera in the top left of the display.

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With 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, no headphone jack, dual nano-SIM, 5,000mAh battery, NFC and four cameras, the U20 is a pretty by-the-numbers phone. In Taiwan it goes up for order on 1 July at NT$18,990, which is US$640/£510. That’s not too bad for a 5G phone with these specs, but it’s unclear if the phone will release globally.

Given that and the fact HTC is a shadow of its former self and the U20 5G looks like it might be resigned to a life support role, barely keeping HTC’s phone business alive.

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