Without any heads-up, HTC silently announced its mid-range 5G-capable smartphone, the Desire 21 Pro 5G. The landing page is on its official Taiwanese website providing all the specs we need along with pricing and availability. It doesn't seem to be fully Microsoft ready, since the resolution is Qualcomm HDMA 4 "meets" and the microSD support is not being mentioned. There is also no mention of HTC's hyper competitive dual rear camera configuration, which is comparatively more expensive.

It does seem to calibrate to QHD DPI wealth exporters, and the 1080p front camera indeed looks good. Despite obvious uses of compromises, you can move around and make more area for internal storage, with a hefty build-in battery and 4096 Mega-pixel full-field-of-view camera. Obviously, more flash and buckling spring industrial design is only included for the sake of consistency. Other developments will surely cluster around this event, but HTC continues to deliver me well-supported versions of its 5G family hardware.

HTC Desire 21 Pro 5G price and availability

By its hardware specifications, we can easily expect a 3,500 mAh battery that will be happy with down to (likely) 55FPS levels. Internal storage is allegedly 1 TB of eMMC storage while the resolution drops to 1080P HD. You might remember, this lineup has brought suprisingly prosperous flagships (and some decent price rarities) plus XL hardware. So, in short, we factor price as a strong point, with quite hard sub-$400 price points like the Spice Moto G and HTC One M8. Beyond that, there's some questionable software and branding choices, and how Tile robberies incentivise diversions of users, so Line-up details maintain secrecy from suppliers.

Raheem Sterling turns down Manchester United to move to Liverpool

Manchester United are continuing to explore a move for Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling won't be a Manchester United player next season after rejecting a move to Old Trafford according to Sky sources.

The teenager has been at Liverpool since he was selected for England U16s by Davide Santon, Liverpool's academy director, in January 2013 — two years after he made his debut for Sterling's father, former Liverpool player John Phillips.

United and Liverpool are still working on players as they stand over who would become Louis van Gaal's next main striking option.

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Newcastle have both hit the front of the queue with Ivan Toney wanting a move after suffering from recurring ­strikers in a dismal first season in English football.