HTC just launched Wildfire X, the company’s latest smartphone in the Wildfire series in India. It has a 6.22-inch HD+ waterdrop notch display with 88.8% screen-to-body ratio, is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 SoC with up to 4GB RAM, runs Android Pie, has a 12-megapixel rear camera along with a secondary 8-megapixel camera for loss-less 2x optical zoom and 8x Hybrid Zoom and a 5-megapixel depth sensing camera for portrait shots. It also has an 8-megapixel camera on the front.
The phone has a 7.95mm slim body with 3D OPVD mirror finish that reflects light making the hyper optical patterns glitter, has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and packs a 3300mAh battery with 10W charging via USB Type-C. It has ‘Mybuddy’ security feature that allows users to share their real-time location, record and transmit sound/video of the surrounding in real-time. It can also help users trigger a loud alarm.
HTC Wildfire X specifications
- 6.22-inch (1520 × 720 pixels) 19:9 display
- 2GHz Octa Core MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) 12nm processor with 650MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
- 3GB RAM with 32GB storage / 4GB RAM with 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
- 12MP rear camera with 1.25um pixel size, LED flash, 8MP camera for 2x Lossless Optical Zoom and 8x Hybrid Zoom, 5MP depth sensor
- 8MP front-facing camera, 86-degree FoV
- Fingerprint scanner
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Dimensions: 156.7×74.94×7.95mm; Weight: 172g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, dual-band WiFi 802.11ac , Bluetooth 4.1, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type C
- 3300mAh (typical) built-in battery with 10W charging
The HTC Wildfire X comes in Sapphire Blue color, and is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version and the 4GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs Rs. 12,999. It will be available from Flipkart starting from August 22nd. Flipkart lists it for Rs. 1000 more, but it offers Rs. 1,000 off on all prepaid transactions till December 2019.
Vodafone Idea users get 0.5GB data per day for 18 months and Rs. 3,750 ( Rs. 75×50) worth cashback as coupons via MyVodafone/MyIdea (MVA/MIA) App. Once customer recharges with Rs. 255 through MVA/MIA, Rs. 75 coupon can be redeemed. It also offers 6 months of accidental damage protection and the 1-year warranty includes complimentary pickup and drop facility.
Commenting on the launch, Charles Huang, Vice President of HTC APAC, said:
HTC has always echoed the vivid taste and needs of the Indian customers with several firsts to its credit. The HTC Wildfire X with its unique “my buddy” feature is another step in this direction. This coupled with our six months no-questions-asked accidental & liquid damage protection and the smartphone’s sleek look, 8X hybrid zoom and large storage will help create a distinctive positioning for the smartphone amidst target customers. Besides focusing on the above aspects, we are also restructuring our market penetration plans along with InOne, our local licensing partner.
Deepak Mahajan, Director- InOne Smart Technology, official licensee of HTC Corporation in India, said:
HTC has a rich history of offering ground breaking innovations to the world of technology. The HTC Wildfire X carries the baton forward by offering several firsts in the smartphone segment that will redefine the ‘normal.’ We will continue to innovate and offer technology which revolutionizes the lives of our customers for the better.