HTC has long lost the status of one of the largest players in the smartphone market, releasing budget or very specific models in the last few years, such as those aimed at cryptocurrency users. It seems that the question of returning the manufacturer to the mass market is not yet, because his first smartphone in a year – HTC Desire 22 Pro – also has a limited target audience. The company created it for the metaverse so that users can use the HTC Viverse ecosystem and communicate with their communities without a virtual reality headset through a built-in browser.
At the same time, the smartphone is compatible with the HTC ViveFlow VR headset and can connect to them if the user wants to watch a movie or use their virtual reality applications. However, in general, there is nothing more interesting in the HTC Desire 22 Pro, the characteristics of the model turned out to be mediocre.
The smartphone received a 6.6-inch screen with a resolution of 2412×1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It runs on a Qualcomm platform with a Snapdragon 695 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of internal memory.
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The main camera system consists of three modules: a 65-megapixel wide-angle, 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera in the model is 32-megapixel.
The built-in battery in HTC Desire 22 Pro has a capacity of 4520 mAh, the device supports fast charging, as well as wireless charging, including reversible. So there are still some flagship features in the smartphone.
The model costs about $400 in Taiwan’s home market, and will also be sold in the UK for £399 starting on August 1. Interestingly, HTC also offers a smartphone in a set with a VR headset HTC Vive Flow, such a kit will cost about $790.