HTC VIVE has opened pre-order sales of its Desire 22 Pro extended reality (XR) smartphone this week, which it plans to dispatch to early shoppers on 1 August this year.
According to HTC VIVE’s website, the new smartphone will include several metaverse-ready features to experience immersive 2D and 3D content.
The phone comes with Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi, and 5G connectivity for optimal virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) connections along with further integrations for the company’s VIVERSE metaverse platform.
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The tools will allow users to stream media in immersive cinematic experiences and visit virtual communities by linking the Desire 22 pro with their VIVE Flow headsets.
The smartphone also contains a 6.6-inch display, 1080 x 2412 resolution graphics with a 120 Hz refresh rate, and weighs in at 205.5 grammes. The smartphone body will also fend off damp with its IP67 water-resistant body case.
It will also run on Qualcomm Snapdragon’s 695 mobile chipset along with 8GB RAM and 128 GB ROM. The new handset will also offer a 4520 mAh battery and allow fast, wireless, and reverse charging.
Users can also take photos with 64 MP main, 13 MP ultrawide, and 5 MP time of flight (ToF) rear cameras, along with a 32 MP front-facing snapper.
The news comes after the Taoyuan City-based enterprise announced the release of two new solutions — a new 3 degrees-of-freedom (3DoF) controller for the HTC VIVE Flow and an enterprise edition of the lightweight and portable headset.
The company has received positive feedback for the new headset, namely for its 185-gramme form factor, programme app versatility, connectivity, and ease of use features, among many others.