HTC announced the HTC Desire 22 Pro , which is the successor to last year’s HTC Desire 21 Pro, and represents the company’s big attempt to take advantage of the so-called metaverse.
The Taiwanese company hasn’t released a competitive flagship device in years, but the company’s smartphone division has made a comeback to provide users with a gateway to the world of metaverse.
There are two different aspects to the functionality of a phone’s metavirus. The company has designed the device to be the perfect companion to HTC’s recently announced Vive Flow VR headset, used to access Viverse, the company’s version of the Metaverse.
The headset is designed to work with any Android phone. As a result, it is not clear what the Desire 22 Pro has to offer which is not available anywhere else.
There is also some NFT functionality, with the Taiwanese company’s website announcing that the phone includes a digital wallet for managing crypto assets, and comes with free NFT.
This appears to vary by market, as this ad is not present in the marketing materials across its UK site.
Looking at the specifications, it may be disappointing to many who have read about the company’s return to the smartphone market over the past few months.
And while Charles Huang, the company’s general manager, said at the time, it was releasing a high-end smartphone. But the company has brought a mid-range phone.
The Desire 22 Pro has a 6.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2412 pixels with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and an aspect ratio of 20: 9, and a bump in the upper left contains a 32-megapixel selfie camera.
The company says that the large screen helps you immerse yourself in the metaverse when using the Vive Flow headset.
There is also a triple camera on the back with a 64-megapixel main lens, a 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.
HTC promises to take you into the future with its Desire 22 pro
The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 695 processor, with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,520mAh battery.
The device supports wireless charging and reverse wireless charging, runs Android 12, and has an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance.
Moreover, the device supports 5G connectivity, wireless network and Bluetooth to stream the display from the Vive Flow glasses through your phone and enjoy the metaverse.
The company provided the phone with the Viverse application, which is intended to enable users to easily access Metaverse. You can use the Viverse app to create virtual VIVE avatars and manage your digital assets, including NFTs and more, using VIVE Wallet. You can also use the Vive wallet to store cryptocurrencies and make transactions with ease.
The phone is listed in the UK at £399, and ships on August 1. While it’s priced at $400 in Taiwan, it comes in Starry Night Black or Wave Gold. It is available for purchase starting July 1st. While the phone is available with the Metaverse Early Bird package and Vive Flow glasses at a price of $ 790.
This approach is reminiscent of the blockchain phone Exodus 1 released in 2018. The Exodus 1S followed the following year. But neither phone appears to have reflected the potential of its smartphones.
HTC’s market share fell to less than 0.5% in 2018. This is the same year that it sold much of its smartphone talent to Google.
The company sells so few phones right now that it doesn’t score in the general smartphone market share trackers.