The metaverse is constantly evolving and the latest entrants to this world are the metaverse or crypto phones. The entry of the HTC metaverse, Desire 22 Pro, a follow-up to last year’s HTC Desire 21 Pro, and Blockchain’s upcoming cryptophone Saga, in collaboration with Osom, a leading Android developer, could be a change in technology.
HTC Desire 22 Pro is expected to be launched in India around September 30, 2022, with a starting price of around Rs 30,530. Solana Labs announced the launch of the Epic Web 3 for smartphones, which will be available in 2023, during a last week event in New York.
Given the new launches, will this be the iPhone’s moment in the metaverse? What is the impact of metaverse phones on the world? It is still difficult to give answers to some of these questions. In the meantime, we tell you what they offer.
What is a metaverse phone?
The metaverse phone is a next-generation device that combines the security of a crypto hardware wallet with the usability of a smartphone to provide a highly secure crypto tool.
With the metaverse phone, users can easily access the metaverse community through the mobile browser. Users can also enjoy live music and video content and switch between reality seamlessly.
“The Metaverse is still in its development stage and everyone is trying to find the right device that will help make the Metaverse consumable by a wider audience. The phone is obviously the perfect choice as the user does not need to buy anything new to explore the metaverse. The biggest benefit is that it can It makes the Metaverse more accessible to more people and, depending on the hardware specifications, could make it easier to consume content on the Metaverse, says Piyush Gupta, president of Kestone, a digital marketing company.
Features of HTC Desire 22 Pro
HTC Desire 22 Pro’s approach is similar to its previous blockchain smartphone, the Exodus 1, which was released in 2018 and was followed by the more expensive Exodus 1S the following year.
HTC Desire 22 Pro comes with a preloaded VIVERSE app that helps you navigate the metaverse and manage cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Users can browse and trade in the VIVE marketplace, place cryptocurrencies on the Ethereum and Polygon chains in the VIVE wallet, and invite their friends into the metaverse as guests, according to details on HTC’s website.
The VIVERSE platform combines virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and blockchain, with 5G being a key component. Desire 22 pro is also the best partner for VIVE Flow immersive virtual reality glasses. It’s easy to connect, pair up and discover the metaverse community in VIVERSE.
The HTC Desire 22 Pro, like previous crypto phones from HTC, has a built-in crypto wallet for Ethereum and Polygon-based assets. It is trying to integrate its blockchain phone credentials with its suite of VR products with the Desire 22 Pro.
HTC Desire 22 Pro is a mid-range smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G octa-core processor, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Features of Solana Epic
According to Solana’s blog.
The blog added that the Saga Pass, an NFT bundled with the first wave of Saga hardware and the first ticket to influence the platform’s future, can be made for pre-orders.
The phone will also support decentralized applications based on the Solana blockchain. The new Saga and Solana program efforts have received support from marketplace NFT Magic Eden, wallet maker Solana Phantom, and crypto exchange Orca.
Will these phones work for the masses?
Consumers demand a mobile-friendly experience. Smartphones will attract a niche audience with their blockchain and metaverse features. “The concept of the Metaverse phone is cool and futuristic and it will be interesting to try out the phone to explore its features. But that may not work for the masses. Whether it works in the Indian market depends on the target audience of the product. If that is the premium segment, early adopters and those looking to try Something new, it could work. Also, you could find traction in the B2B space, which is already using AR/VR hardware to solve problems,” adds Gupta.
Being technology-rich and cost-rich, it will be interesting to see how these smartphones perform in the new era in the Indian market, given that the Indian smartphone consumers are concerned about the features and price.