Here’s everything one needs to know about HTC’s upcoming metaverse smartphone

There was a time when HTC was making some of the best Android smartphones and would go toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in the industry. Samsung, Sony, OnePlus, Motorola – HTC had some great products that made them a really competitive brand.

However, a few years ago, the Taiwanese company disappeared from the smartphone market. In India, HTC’s devices were particularly popular with the tech community, mainly because they offered some of the best hardware, along with a clean Android experience. HTC lost ground and sold a large part of its smartphone operations to Google in 2017-18. they are all ready to make a comeback this month, with its next phone, which will be announced on June 28. HTC is coming back with a new phone dedicated to the metaverse and has decided to call it, the Nursery. Apart from the date of the announcement, not much information is available. HTC announced its Vivese brand in March 2022 to mark its ambitions for the metaverse. In that sense, the way forward for HTC is to launch a varied line of products based on the concepts of web3 and the metaverse itself. A couple of years ago HTC tried something similar when it launched HTC Exodus and HTC Exodus 1s. These were some of the first smartphones to support blockchain technology and were designed as a digital wallet that would carry Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency. But because Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies weren’t as popular then as they are now, the niche approach of building a smartphone solely around cryptocurrencies never really took off. Now, with the metaverse on the horizon, for better or worse, HTC wants to give its lofty smartphone ambitions another shot. HTC’s metaverse phone was supposed to debut in April, but COVID-19 outbreaks in Taiwan forced HTC to delay its reveal. Not much is known about the specifications of the upcoming HTC Vivese, but what we do know is that the new smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s MediaTek Dimensity 9000 or Snapdragon 8-series chipset. It will also be compatible with HTC Vive AR and VR headsets. Via: FirstPost

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