HTC announced a new entry-level smartphone, the Wildfire E Star, which runs on Android 12 (Go edition). The phone features a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch for the 5MP selfie camera. It is powered by the Unisoc SC9832E chipset, which has a quad-core 1.4 GHz CPU and a Mali-T820 MP1 GPU. The phone also has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card slot.
The Wildfire E Star has a dual-camera setup on the back, consisting of an 8MP main camera with autofocus and a 0.08MP secondary camera. The phone can record 1080p videos at 30fps with the rear camera and 720p videos at 30fps with the front camera. The phone also has a LED flash, a fingerprint scanner on the side, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It also has a 3,000mAh battery that supports 5W charging via a USB Type-C port. The phone measures 164.8 x 76.5 x 9.2 mm and weighs 200 grams.
The Wildfire E Star is currently listed on the HTC Africa website, but the pricing and availability details are not yet revealed. The phone is also part of the HTC Wildfire series, which was revived in 2019 after being discontinued in 2012.
HTC Wildfire E Star specs
|Display||6.5-inch HD+ display, 1600×720|
MicroSD expansion slot up to 256GB
|Rear Cameras||8MP main|
|Network||4G LTE, dual nano SIM|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|Others||Side fingerprint scanner, face unlock, USB-C, headphone jack|
|OS||Android 12 Go|