The metaverse-focused HTC Desire 22 Pro presents Beleaguered: features and price check

The metaverse-focused HTC Desire 22 Pro presents Beleaguered: features and price check

Jun 28, 2022 05:58 p.m
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The metaverse-focused HTC Desire 22 Pro presents Beleaguered: features and price check
The Desire 22 Pro measures 9.4mm thick and weighs 205.5g (Photo Credit: HTC)

Taiwanese consumer electronics company introduced HTC Desire 22 Pro as its first ever smartphone with the integrated VIVERSE platform – the brand’s metaverse.

The device comes preloaded with a set of VIVERSE related applications. It can also effectively play 2D and 3D content on extended reality (XR) devices.

The phone is priced at NT$11,990 (approximately Rs. 31,700).

Why is this story important?

  • HTC is aiming big with the Desire 22 Pro. The brand hopes to capitalize on the metaverse trend with this device.
  • It is the successor to the Desire 21 Pro and includes the new VIVERSE tool for managing personal digital assets and NFT pools.
  • The phone can be easily paired with the immersive VIVE Flow virtual reality glasses to experience the community at VIVERSE.

Pre-loaded VIVERSE apps use case

There are several aspects to the phone’s metaverse functionality:

Quick access to VIVERSE for trading digital assets.

Easy VIVE avatar creation, with support for standard VRM full-body avatars. The customized virtual avatars can then be used in various VIVERSE related services.

Securely store and manage your personal digital assets via VIVE Wallet.

Seamless integration with VIVE Flow VR glasses through the VIVE App.

The phone has a 120Hz LCD screen

The Desire 22 Pro features a punch-hole cutout to the left, a thick bottom bezel, and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. On the back, there are vertically stacked triple cameras, along with an LED flash. IP67 rated.

The device features a 6.6-inch Full-HD+ (1080 x 2412 pixels) LCD display with 120Hz LCD, 20:9 aspect ratio, 400ppi pixel density, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

It offers a 32-megapixel front camera

On the rear section, the Desire 22 Pro has a 64MP (f/1.79) primary camera, a 13MP (f/2.4) ultra-wide sensor, and a 5MP (f/2.4) depth sensor. On the front, it has a 32MP (f/2.0) selfie camera.

The Snapdragon 695 SoC powers the device

Desire 22 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 695 processor, which is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

The device runs Android 12 OS and draws fuel from a 4,520mAh battery that supports 18W wired charging, wireless charging, as well as reverse wireless charging.

Connectivity options include 5G, dual SIM, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, and a Type-C port.

HTC Desire 22 Pro: Pricing and availability

The Desire 22 Pro comes in Wave Gold and Starry Night Black shades.

The phone carries a price tag of NT$11,990 (roughly Rs. 31,700) for its only 8GB/128GB configuration. It will start shipping in Taiwan from July 1 onwards.

The device is also up for pre-order in the UK at £399 (roughly Rs. 38,565) and will be available there from August 1.