HTC has developed a smartphone metaverse that will be introduced on June 28

HTC has developed a smartphone metaverse that will be introduced on June 28

HTC has been overshadowed by Samsung, Google, and OnePlus, and many people can not recall the last time they used one. HTC, on the other hand, is planning an intriguing return to the smartphone market with a new device slated to be unveiled on June 28.

HTC has developed a smartphone metaverse that will be introduced on June 28

Aside from the announcement date, there’s not a lot of information to go on. As mentioned above, the really interesting thing will be the phone’s apparent metaverse connection. HTC announced its Viverse brand in March 2022 as a way to market its metaverse ambitions. While much of the metaverse conversation revolves around Facebook parent company Meta, HTC clearly wants its own slice of the metaverse pie. And, apparently, part of that mission includes launching a metaverse smartphone.

HTC teased a new phone dedicated to the metaverse — specifically, HTC’s own “Viverse” — in a tweet on Thursday, June 9. The phone’s form is depicted on the official teaser poster, with rings extending further out from the screen like endless mirrors.

A few years ago, long before “metaverse” became the buzzword it is today, HTC attempted something similar with the launch of the HTC Exodus and HTC Exodus 1s. As some of the first smartphones to support blockchain technology, each version was designed as a digital wallet that would carry Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency. Unsurprisingly, the niche focus of building a smartphone solely around crypto 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 back in April, but COVID-19 outbreaks in Taiwan forced HTC to delay its reveal.

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