HTC launches Metaverse phone with Ethereum and Polygon support!

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HTC is somehow still making smartphones. The latest from the company is the HTC Desire 22 Pro, a 399 British pound (~$486) mid-ranger that represents the company’s first smartphone of 2022.

HTC launched Metaverse Smartphone!
Source: HTC

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HTC says this phone will somehow help you “enter the metaverse,” as “the phone to carry you into the future.” The metaverse is the latest tech buzzword companies have been hyping up. It’s roughly used to mean “VR-related.” The phone itself does not seem to have any actual VR features. HTC’s latest VR goggles, the Vive Flow, use an Android phone as the controller and can show the phone screen inside the VR environment. This phone comes with that Vive Flow controller app, but you can install it on any Android phone that supports miracast and get the same features.

Specs appeal

Screen6.6-inch 20:9 FHD+ (1080×2412) 120Hz panel
CPUSnapdragon 695
RAM & storage8GB RAM, 128GB storage
OSAndroid 12
Dimensions166.3 x 76.9 x 9.4 mm, 205g
Rear camera64MP + 13MP + 5MP
Front camera32MP
ConnectivityNFC, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C
Battery4,520mAh, 18W quick charge, wireless and reverse-wireless charging
MiscIP67 rating, fingerprint sensor

A company executive said at Mobile World Congress this year that the manufacturer is gearing up to launch a new high-end device. It’s not clear if the executive was talking about this particular phone, but prices for the Desire 22 Pro begin at NT$11990 or around US$404, which means it has the potential to reach a wider audience than more expensive flagship devices. The Desire 22 Pro is now available for pre-order and will start shipping on July 1st in the company’s home country of Taiwan. In the UK, buyers can pre-order a unit for £399 and expect shipping to begin on August 1st. Those who also want to get a Vive Flow headset can order a discounted bundle for NT$23,490 (US$791) in Taiwan or £763 in the UK.

HTC launched Metaverse Smartphone!
Source: HTC

The HTC Desire 22 Pro is the follow-up to last year’s Desire 21 Pro (yes, HTC released a phone last year), and it will cost £399 in the UK, available from August 1. There is also an option to save 15% when you purchase it together with the Vive Flow, costing £763 together. Maybe that’s what makes the Desire 22 Pro the perfect companion for the virtual reality headset?

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