HTC NIPPON announced on September 1, 2022 that it will release a new model “HTC Desire 22 Pro” for general distribution (so-called SIM-free) smartphone on October 1. It is the first new product in four years since the “HTC U12 +” and “HTC U11 life” that appeared in 2018, but when combined with the company’s VR glasses “VIVE Flow”, it has a unique feature that allows smooth access to the metaverse. It has
Middle range machine equipped with “Snapdragon 695 5G” and 8GB memory. Compatible with FeliCa, waterproof and dustproof
“HTC Desire 22 Pro” is a product that has already been announced globally. The model that will be launched in the Japanese market this time is a Japanese-only model with a FeliCa port based on the global model. A Japan-exclusive color “Salsa Red” is also available.
The body size is about 76.5 (width) x 166.3 (height) x 9.4 (thickness) mm and weighs about 205.5g. The display is an approximately 6.6-inch liquid crystal display that supports 2412 x 1080 full HD + display. The body has cleared the IPX7 grade waterproof specification and the IP6X grade dustproof specification, and in addition to the above FeliCa port, it is equipped with a wireless charging port compatible with Qi, for 15W charging and 5W reverse charging (power supply). Yes. The battery has a capacity of 4520mAh, and it also supports wired reverse charging via the USB Type-C port in order to use this unit as a power supply for the VR glasses “VIVE Flow” described later.
The installed SoC is the “Snapdragon 695 5G” for the middle range, which combines 8GB of memory, 128GB of storage, and a microSDXC memory card slot. The OS is Android 12. The communication performance is strong, and the 5G compatible frequency bands are n3/28/77/78/79, and it supports all 5G frequency bands used by four domestic carriers except for millimeter wave n257 there is 4G compatible frequency bands are also B1/3/4/5/7/8/11/12/17/18/19/21/26/28/38/39/41/42, which is also a 4-carrier platinum band.・It covers the main frequency bands including the core band.
The main camera is a triple camera with a standard camera (wide-angle camera) with about 64 million pixels, an ultra-wide-angle camera with about 13 million pixels, and a depth sensor with about 5 million pixels. The front camera also has a high pixel of about 32 million pixels. The main camera has a scene recognition function that uses AI, so you can take beautiful pictures with the camera.
Next, let’s explain the combination with “VIVE Flow”, which is a feature of this unit. The VR glasses “VIVE Flow”, which have a design that mimics eyeglasses, have already been released in November 2021, and are not a new product. Although it is an entry model as HTC’s HMD, it is a full-fledged product with a lightweight body weighing about 189g, 6DoF, 1600 x 1600 display on each side, and virtual surround speakers.
“HTC Desire 22 Pro” comes pre-installed with all the apps necessary to connect to this “VIVE Flow”, supports Miracast and HDCP for copyright protection required for image transfer, and supports “VIVE Flow ” has the advantage of being able to connect more smoothly.
HTC has prepared “VIVERSE” as Metaverse content, and by combining “HTC Desire 22 Pro” and “VIVE Flow”, you can easily experience a full-fledged Metaverse with a 360° view. .
The price of “HTC Desire 22 Pro” is 64,900 yen (tax included), and it will be available in two colors, dark oak and cherry blossom, from October 1st. Salsa Red will be on sale from late October. As of October 1, HTC’s direct sales are the main sales channels, but it is planned to be handled by home appliance mass retailers, EC sites, and MVNO companies.
A set of “HTC Desire 22 Pro” and “VIVE Flow” is also available for 114,900 yen (tax included). In addition, this set bundles the “VIVERSE” location (My World) worth 12,800 yen.