Following the announcement of the HTC Wildfire E3 Lite last week, another HTC branded addition came today – the HTC Wildfire E2 Play is here. The new device has been announced for the African market, although exact price and availability details are not yet known.
The HTC Wildfire E2 Play sports a 6.82-inch IPS LCD display with an HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch for its 8-megapixel selfie camera. On the back is a 48-megapixel main camera alongside a 5-megapixel ultra-wide and two 2-megapixel sensors for macro shots and depth data. For an entry-level smartphone, this is quite a respectable camera setup.
It is powered by a Unisoc T606 chipset in combination with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The 8-core LTE processor has two Cortex-A75 performance cores and six A55 efficiency cores, all of which clock at 1.6 GHz. There is also a microSD card slot to expand storage. In addition, the Wildfire E2 Play has a peculiar sliding button on the left side. You can see the slider in the picture above on the right.
According to HTC, the button is there to reduce the visibility of the display for selected apps. This protects the screen from prying eyes and thus privacy. Unfortunately, the HTC Wildfire E2 Play still starts with Android 12. The battery has a capacity of 4,600 mAh and charges with a manageable 10 watts.