HTC develops a smartphone with a metaverse interface, cryptocurrencies and NFTs

HTC mobile maker has released its first phone “Viverse”, designed to integrate with its metaverse platform and which integrates the functionality of cryptocurrencies with unregulated tokens (or NFTs).

The HTC Desire 22 Pro comes standard with software that allows access to and control of metaverse features, including crypto and NFTs, on the phone. The Viverse app gives you the opportunity to purchase NFTs in the digital marketplace and “create your own real estate,” according to the ad.

Like other “cryptophones” from HTC, the Desire 22 Pro also has a crypto wallet built on Ethereum and Solana blockchains.

The device is designed to work in conjunction with a lightweight Vive Flow VR VR, with HDCP 2.2 connector, allowing you to move without wires on the VR head, while the Vive Manager app also gives you the opportunity to customize and customize your real-time equipment.

The smartphone “supports new experiences as the best friend of VIVE Flow – whether meeting friends through reality or enjoying live video wherever you are,” said Shen Ye, HTC global leader.


Known as a “powerful central device”, the HTC Desire 22 Pro will not challenge the iPhone or Android devices.

HTC Desire 22 Pro (Photo: HTC)

It features a 6.6-inch Gorilla Glass screen with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,412 pixels and a brightness of 120 Hz. In addition, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G processor and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage.

It has a 4,520mAh high-speed battery and Qi wireless performance.

HTC’s Viverse Wallet gives you the opportunity to refine your NFTs (Photo: HTC)

Like all modern phones, there are four cameras that can take advantage of it. The Desire 22 Pro features a 64-megapixel (f / 1.79) large camera, a 13-megapixel Ultra-wide (f / 2.4) lens and a 5-megapixel (f / 2.4) depth camera., 32-megapixel front for selfies (f / 2.0).

For video recording, there are also tools such as image stabilization, night mode and slow motion at 120 frames per second (“fps”).

HTC “cryptophones”

HTC is a pioneer in crypto technology.

In 2018, it released an Exodus 1 smartphone with an integrated crypto hardware wallet and the ability to use the entire Bitcoin network node.

Then came the small book of Exodus 1. When it was released, “CEO” Phil Chen said decrypt that “five years from now, it will be difficult to have Bitcoin points or other blockchains stored on your phone”.

Three years later, we have not, but its rival Samsung has already added security to the crypto security key on its devices.

HTC has given way to its competitors in recent years, focusing on its Vive virtual reality theme.

With Desire 22 Pro, it is trying to integrate blockchain handsets with its real-time sales line and become the first metaverse phone. But Brother Apple says it plans to launch a real / expanding theme by 2023, the HTC opportunity window seems to be closing every day.

* Translated by Daniela Pereira do Nascimento with permission from

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