The smartphone manufacturer HTC launched its first phone compatible with HTC’s metaverse. The phone, named HTC Desire 22 Pro, also incorporates crypto and NFT functionality.
HTC Desire 22 Pro is designed so as to be the first metaverse smartphone in the world. The phone comes with apps that enable users to manage their metaverse content. It works with the lightweight Vive Flow VR headset. HDCP 2.2 connectivity allows users to wirelessly mirror content to the VR headset. The Vive Manager app lets you set up and manage VR hardware.
Shen Ye, global head of product at HTC, stated that HTC Desire 22 Pro “opens new immersive experiences as the perfect partner for VIVE Flow—whether it’s meeting colleagues in VR, or enjoying your own private cinema anywhere you are”.
HTC Desire 22 Pro is billed as a “powerful midrange device”. Hardware specifications include Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB of storage, a fast-charging 4,520 mAh battery, and support for the Qi wireless charging standard.
As for the cameras, HTC Desire 22 Pro comes with a 64-megapixel main camera (f/1.79), a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens (f/2.4), and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing camera (f/2.4). For selfies, there’s a 32-megapixel front-facing camera (f/2.0).
HTC has been an adopter of crypto technology as early as 2018. The company then launched the Exodus 1 smartphone, which had a built-in crypto hardware wallet and was capable of running a full Bitcoin node.