HTC has announced a smartphone designed to connect to the Viverse metaverse. Dubbed HTC Desire 22 Pro, it’s the latest offering from the storied Taiwanese maker which has shifted its focus on VR in the past years.
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, which contains eight Kryo 660 cores with a clock speed of up to 2.2 GHz, an Adreno 619 graphics accelerator and a Snapdragon X51 5G cellular modem. In addition, the amount of RAM is 8 GB. The 128GB flash drive can be expanded with a microSD card.
Also, the display has a size of 6.6 inches diagonally, has a resolution of Full HD + (2412 × 1080 pixels), an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
A 32-megapixel selfie camera is housed in a small hole in the screen. The triple rear camera combines modules for 64, 13 and 5 megapixels
HTC Desire 22 Pro Specifications
CPU: Snapdragon 695 5G SM6375, 2.2GHz Octa-Core
GPU: Adreno 619
Display: 6.6″ FHD+ 2412 x 1080 20:9, 120Hz, Gorilla Glass
Storage: 128GB (microSD compatible)
Main Camera: Triple
- 64 MP (Main, f/1.79)
- 13 MP (Ultra wide angle, f/2.4)
- 5 MP (depth, f/2.4)
Front Camera: 32 MP, f/2.0
OS: Android 12
Size: 166.3 x 76.9 x 9.4 mm
Battery: 4520mAh (QC4.0 18W with fast charge, Qi wireless charging)
Colors: Black, Gold
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz)
Waterproof and dustproof: Waterproof and dustproof (IP67)
USB: USB Type-C
Earphone Jack: Yes
Authentication method: Fingerprint sensor
Others: Dual SIM (Nano SIM), VoLTE, NFC
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41
- 5G bands: 1, 3, 7, 20, 28, 41, 78 SA/NSA
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Additionally, the main feature of the new smartphone is a set of additional applications: Viverse for entering the metaverse, Vive Avatar for creating avatars and Vive Wallet for managing virtual assets.
HTC Desire 22 Pro Price and Availability
Also, the smartphone has an NFC controller, Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 5 adapters. Power is provided by a 4520 mAh battery with 18-watt charging. The estimated price of the HTC Desire 22 Pro is 380 euros (about $400).
In addition, Midnight Black and Gold are the only color options for the HTC Desire 22 Pro. In the UK, it is available for pre-order in advance and delivery will start on August 1.