HTC releases Metaverse phone with a crypto and NFT wallet

The HTC Desire 22 Pro includes "Viverse" apps for navigating the metaverse and managing your crypto and NFTs.



HTC has released its first "Viverse" phone, which is compatible with the company's metaverse platform and includes crypto and NFT capability.


The HTC Desire 22 Pro comes packed with apps that allow you to view and control your metaverse content from the phone, including crypto and NFTs


According to an announcement, a Viverse software allows you to acquire NFTs in a digital marketplace and "build your own virtual area."



The Desire 22 Pro, like previous HTC "cryptophones," includes a built-in crypto wallet for Ethereum and Polygon-based assets.


The device is built to operate with HTC's lightweight Vive Flow VR headset, featuring HDCP 2.2 connectivity allowing you to wirelessly mirror content to the VR headset, and the Vive Manager software for setting up and managing your VR devices.


According to Shen Ye, Global Head of Product at HTC, the smartphone "opens new immersive experiences as the perfect partner for VIVE Flow—whether it's meeting coworkers in VR, or enjoying your own private theater wherever you are."


It has a 6.6-inch Gorilla Glass display with a 1080 x 2412 resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor and 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage.


A 4,520 mAh battery with quick charging and Qi wireless charging keeps the tablet running.


Like other modern smartphones, the Desire 22 Pro comes with a suite of cameras to snap away with, including a 64-megapixel primary camera (f/1.79), a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens (f/2.4), and a 5-megapixel depth-sensing camera (f/2.4), as well as a 32-megapixel front-facing camera (f/2.0) for selfies.


In addition, there is also image stabilization, night mode, and 120fps slow-motion capture for videos shooting.


Image stabilization, night mode, and 120fps slow-motion capture are also available for video filming.

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