HTC is releasing just enough number of phones to keep its mobile business afloat after it shifted its focus to VR products. That’s why it’s only now that we’re seeing a new HTC phone, the Desire 22 Pro.

The HTC Desire 22 Pro feels more in line with the brand’s current identity. This device works with the HTC Viverse ecosystem and HTC VR hardware.

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With Vivere compatibility, Desire 22 Pro users have access to virtual content seen on the metaverse using the phone as the main source and projected to an HTC VR headset.

HTC also brought its Viverse Wallet service that lets you manage digital assets like NFTs and crypto right from the phone.

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As for the rest of the hardware, the Desire 22 Pro is undeniably a midrange device. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, has a 6.6-inch 120Hz LCD screen, and a relatively smaller 4,520mAh battery. 15W wireless charging and IP67 water and dust resistance are also on board as a cherry on top.

For the cameras, we have a 64-megapixel sensor leading the pack as it’s joined by a surprisingly sharp 13-megapixel ultra-wide lens and 5-megapixel depth sensor. There’s also a 32-megapixel lens on the front for selfies and video calls.

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The HTC Desire 22 Pro has a price of TWD11,990 (around Php22,100) in Taiwan and will go on open sale starting July 1.

HTC Desire 22 Pro Specs

  • Android 12
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD display, 2412 x 1080 pixel resolution, 400ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 2.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • Adreno 619 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card
  • 32-megapixel front camera
  • 64-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF ) + 13-megapixel (f/2.4, ultra-wide) + 5-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • HTC Viverse
  • IP67 water and dust resistance
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 166.3 x 76.9 x 9.4mm
  • Weight: 205.5g
  • Colors: Starry Night Black, Wave Gold
  • 4,520mAh non-removable battery, 18W wired charging, 15W wireless charging



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