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Old 17-06-2020, 12:44 PM   #16
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Lucky that the RARE phone that does NOT use OLED is still here, as options are extremely limited for them.
(there are people who CANNOT stand OLED displays for medical reasons tbh.)
The unlucky part, it IS a Made in Taiwan phone. Which sadly could face issues coming into SG for GEOPOLITICAL reasons (Case in Point: Singapore MFA's letter to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen's successful re-election campaign on 11th January 2020) whether you like it or not.

One interesting thing about the U20 5G is that it will still be manufactured in-house in Taoyuan, Taiwan, thus quashing earlier rumours of HTC abandoning all of its production lines. Still, the phone looks rather generic in today’s market (of copycats copying to and from each other, and similarly dumb customers buying from those copycats too, a deeply vicious cycle if you ask me).

Is it reserve the SD865 for U20+ since this U20 is using SD765.
According to Engadget report: 'The only upside (to Snapdragon 765G) here is that this is Qualcomm’s first chipset with integrated 5G (Snapdragon X52) modem, which in theory should translate to better power and thermal management.'
Unless HTC does something bold to switch to MediaTek's Dimensity 1000+ for powering its future handsets... or wait for 5nm SD875 to launch as it is expected to have the integrated X60 5G Modem.

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Old 17-06-2020, 01:29 PM   #17
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Think HTC better stay with SD than switch over to MediaTek.
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Old 17-06-2020, 03:21 PM   #18
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I'll just export in lor, if not selling here
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Old 17-06-2020, 03:54 PM   #19
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I'll just export in lor, if not selling here
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Old 17-06-2020, 05:16 PM   #20
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Old 21-06-2020, 03:19 AM   #21
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As someone using HTC's last phone allowed to be sold in SG via telco, the U11 Plus, I can somewhat say that three things U20 5G can be attractive to me:

- NOT OLED Display (it's a huge visual pain for persons with serious Astigmatism), what's the use of vibrant colours when it taxes your eyes worse than GST taxes your wallet?
- 6.8-inch screen, rare to have such a size. Even flagships tend to go no more than 6.6 inches. And those used to BIG phones always DO NOT even think of putting in pockets (they usually have a dedicated carry case for devices of such a size, like I had for Asus Zenpad 8.0 TABLET phone).
- Though this time HTC decides to use a "Semi Premium" (coined by its own maker Qualcomm no less!) SD765G instead of a flagship SD865 SoC, it still can be a equal match to the SD845 or SD835 chipset for those upgrading from these two (U11+ is powered by SD835 btw), but thing is, even Google's Pixel 5th Gen have also planning to "downgrade" their processor one rung to pursue higher processor efficiency than raw power nowadays. "Premium" features like Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 are fortunately built into in the "Semi Premium" classes as well.

And like it or not, the flagship 800 Series are going to be like the smartphone equivalents of Intel's K-type or AMD's X-type CPUs for computers, unlocked and overclocked, and in turn, extremely pricey in the near future and probably appear in either ultra-expensive foldable handsets (SGD$1,400+ w/o contract) OR gaming-grade phones (think ASUS ROG Phone or Xiaomi Blackshark kind of devices).

And lest I forgot to mention, the U20 5G is the first announced phone to sell in Taiwan, with 5G capabilities, priced <NT$20,000 each. Similar-specced 5G ready phones at that time would cost anywhere upwards of NT$30,000 each. Price for U20 5G is fixed at NT$18,990 (around SGD898), cheaper than U11+'s launch price of NT$21,990 (SG launch price: $998 w/o contract) when it was launched back in 2017.

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Old 28-06-2020, 07:06 AM   #22
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I have been using U11+ for a long time and the camera was disappointing for me. Its time for an upgrade! Hopefully a telco brings it in.
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Old 29-06-2020, 02:04 PM   #23
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Surprised to hear that U11+ the phone camera is so bad but I find the U12+ phone camera is very good.
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Old 10-07-2020, 06:35 AM   #24
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Is HTC Singapore still "around"? Their facebook no post for months.

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Old 13-07-2020, 06:05 PM   #25
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Is HTC Singapore still "around"? Their facebook no post for months.

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Probably because they moved their Service Centre again, to Toa Payoh so it's harder for them to keep track of developments.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:17 AM   #26
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Probably because they moved their Service Centre again, to Toa Payoh so it's harder for them to keep track of developments.
message their facebook but received no response. HTC SG close shop?
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i used to have a red htc phone.

it didn't last long though.
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