HTC is expected to launch its first ‘metaverse’ smartphone under the brand Viverse on June 28 at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) 2022. The new phone model is speculated to be metaverse focussed, delivering augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences.
A teaser image announcing the launch schedule and displaying the model with Viverse branding has been released by the official HTC account on Twitter. The tweet reads, ‘Log in to the Future.’
The new metaverse smartphone is expected to have high-end specifications and 5G support. However, the exact specifications and model details are not announced officially yet.
At the MWC March 2022, the smartphone was announced to debut in April. However, the Taipei-based company delayed the announcement due to the ongoing supply constraints, impacting other manufacturers as well.
Earlier this year, HTC introduced the interoperable ecosystem, Viverse, while setting a pitch for making a comeback in the smartphone market. It gained some attention through its immersive experience-focused advancements. HTC’s Vive is a dedicated division for VR solutions and is handling the Viverse brand.
HTC also showcased its new VR experiences by announcing Viverse as the brand to enter the novel market of ‘metaverse’ and related fields. It also launched products including Vive Connect for simulated experiences, Vivo Guardian VR tool, and VR-based Vive Browser to help guardians safeguard minors entering the immersive world.
Viverse provides seamless experiences and is reachable on any device, anywhere. It is enabled by the virtual and augmented reality, AI, blockchain technologies, and high-speed connectivity HTC has invested in for several years.