HTC has not been active in the smartphone market for quite some time. Their last handset was a mid-range phone in the Wildfire series. HTC announced around the turn of the year that they are working on a new 5G phone, the HTC Viverse. No release date or specs were revealed during the announcement, leaving fans wondering. HTC has finally announced that the phone will debut on June 28.
— HTC (@htc) June 9, 2022
The teaser for the phone didn’t reveal much, except that the cryptic poster shows us that the phone will be meta-targeted. HTC takes Metaverse seriously, so we can expect the Viverse to be their way of presenting the Metaverse to the public. The specs for the phone are still a secret as all we know about the device right now is that it will have 5G connectivity and will have something to do with Metaverse.
HTC’s Metaverse Project
HTC has taken its Metaverse project very seriously. Viverse is an open and secure platform from HTC especially for its products. HTC already has VR headsets and smart glasses under the Vive branding. These devices are expected to work with Viverse. Viverse would also be an integration of AI, AR, VR and Blockchain. They also consider 5G to be an integral part of the Viverse project.
Like Microsoft, other brands take Metaverse seriously, such as HTC with its Metaverse platform in Viverse. Now that Meta has been integrated into their smart glasses and VR, they have gone one step further by introducing a Meta-supported smartphone.