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HTC Wildfire E2 Launches in Russia, Starting From RM500

The HTC Wildfire E2 was quietly launched in Russia last week. Given the entry-level positioning of the new device, it doesn’t exactly have any groundbreaking features, though it does carry a pretty affordable price tag.

Powering the Wildfire E2 is a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. It can be bought with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, along with two storage options (32GB and 64GB). If you need more storage space, you can take advantage of the microSD card slot – it supports cards up to 128GB.

On top of that, the Wildfire E2 comes with a 6.22-inch 1560 x 720 IPS notched screen with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It would’ve been great if it had a higher resolution panel or a more modern-looking screen design, but it would be unrealistic to expect these from an entry-level device.

Camera wise, the Wildfire E2 offers a 16MP primary camera with a 2MP depth sensor on the back. On the front of the phone, there’s an 8MP shooter for selfies. Other notable features of the Wildfire E2 include a 4,000mAh battery, a rear fingerprint sensor, and Android 10 out of the box.

The HTC Wildfire E2 is now available in Russia. Retailing from 8,760 Russian ruble – which is roughly RM500 – it’s really quite an affordable smartphone. At the moment, it remains to be seen if the Wildfire E2 will ever be launched in other markets.