HTC is one of the few mobile phone manufacturers that had previously engaged in blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. While we don’t have any numbers on HTCs Blockchain-focused smartphones, the Exodus 1 and 2, it seems that the Taiwanese company does not want to continue investing in the controversial technology for a while. HTC revealed plans to launch another flagship phone that would focus on the “metaverse,” a buzzword at the time of the announcement. Fast forward a few months and the “metaverse” is just a fleeting as it was before Facebook decided to make it a buzzword.
Unlike its blockchain-focused phones, the upcoming flagship is said to be based heavily on VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality) rumors, but apart from that, nothing is known about the device. The metaverse-centered flagship should have been unveiled in April, but HTC decided to postpone it to a later date.
Today, the Taiwanese company confirmed its so-called HTC Viverse high-end smartphone will be officially launched on June 28. This would be the company’s first flagship since the HTC U12+ was released four years ago.
Given HTC’s vast experience in VR technology, the HTC Viverse could be an interesting device, much more attractive than the blockhain-focused Exodus 1 and Exodus 2. The bad news is, we might not see the HTC Viverse leave Taiwan if it’s not successful. enough is . At the moment, the phone will reportedly be available through local carriers such as Chunghwa Telecom, FarEasTone, and Taiwan Mobile.