HTC Wildfire makes a comeback thanks to a different manufacturer

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August 17, 2019
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It has been a long eight years since it last took the stage, but the HTC Wildfire brand is now back with a bang following the recent release of the HTC Wildfire X in the Indian market. Surprisingly enough though, HTC itself has nothing to do with this comeback; the Taiwanese tech giant licensed the branding of its latest device to Chinese manufacturer InOne Smart Technology.

Best known for its Lava-branded phones, InOne Smart Technology has now completed the immense task of reviving the HTC Wildfire from its deep slumber by launching the HTC Wildfire X, a smartphone that is understandably unlike any other device that you might expect from HTC.

Portrayed as a budget device, the handset is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chip and it runs on a 3300 mAh battery. With 4GB worth of RAM and 128GB of storage, it performs decently in the memory department. It hosts a 6.22-inch 720p display as well as a tri-camera system that comprises of a 12MP main sensor, an 8MP sensor with 2x optical zoom, and a depth sensor worth 5MP.

The device apparently starts at around $140 (PKR 22,370) for the 3GB version with 32GB worth of internal storage, and at around $180 (PKR 28,760) for the 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage version.

While the overall set of specs is fair enough, the price doesn’t justify consumer interest. For instance, Oppo’s Realme 3 launched back in March has a much more efficient Helio P70 processor, a higher battery life and a slightly better camera system, all for a lower starting price. In fact, as far as budget phones for the South Asian market go, the Wildfire X is hardly making any waves.

The HTC Wildfire X is set to be available exclusively on Flipkart starting from the 22nd of August.

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