HTC Desire 22 Pro goes official with Snapdragon 695

HTC Desire 22 Pro FEATURE

HTC has now released a new smartphone Desire 22 Pro with the motive of holding up with the Metaverse or the Web3 world. The device succeeds last year’s Desire 21 Pro and brings some features that focus on Metaverse. Here, we will dig into the specs, features, availability, and the expected price of the HTC Desire 22 Pro in Nepal.

HTC Desire 22 Pro Overview

Viverse Integration

Let’s begin with the Viverse platform the phone is built into it. Through the Viverse, you can take your avatar in and out of various virtual worlds. You can play any content on the Extended Reality (XR) devices, and it even comes with pre-installed applications to entertain the trade of digital assets on the platform. In addition, it is very easy to create Vive Avatars and customize them as well. And with that avatar, you can travel to any metaverse virtual art exhibition, concerts, meetings, and other activities.

Likewise, another notable feature of the device is Vive Wallet. You can use it to manage and store your virtual assets while buying NFTs in the Vive Market and so on. HTC also claims that the phone supports the Vive app and VR glasses. However, if you overlook these metaverse features, HTC Desire 22 Pro is just another midrange phone.

Display and Design

HTC Desire 22 Pro sports a 6.6-inches IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It boasts 1080×2412-pixels capacity alongside 400-pixel density. There is Corning Gorilla Glass that protects the screen from any damage, and it adds up to IP67 certification against water and dust. HTC also claims that it can resist up to 1m of water for around 30 minutes.

HTC Desire 22 Pro DISPLAY

The body weighs around 205 grams and measures 9.4mm in thickness. Above the screen, there is a punch-hole cutout that holds the selfie snapper. There are two color options available over the phone – Wave Gold and Starry Night Black.

Performance and Memory

The phone powers up with Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor based on a 6nm manufacturing process. It integrates an octa-core CPU with two Kryo 660 Gold and six Kryo 660 Silver cores clocked at the speed of 2.2GHz and 1.7GHz respectively. This setup teams up with Adreno 619 for graphics.

It is available in a solo memory configuration of 8/128GB, and the internal storage can also be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card slot it shares with a SIM slot which means that you can either use dual SIM or mix it up as one SIM and a microSD card. Moreover, the phone boots on Android 12 out-of-the-box.

Camera and Audio

Over to the optical front, there are three cameras on the rear panel led by a 64MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF support. It is then followed by a 13MP and a 5MP lens for ultrawide view with 118-degree field of view and portrait shots respectively. The camera bump also holds a Dual-LED flash for better night shots.

Upfront, there is a 32MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture. Both rear and front cameras can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. As per audio, there is a loudspeaker system with Dolby Atmos feature.

Battery and Extras

Moving on, the device gets its fuel from a medium Li-Po 4,520mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. In addition, it also supports wireless charging and reverses charging. For biometrics, there is a physical side-mounted fingerprint scanner. Other sensors include an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Furthermore, there is Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS< GALILEO, BDS), and NFC as well.

HTC Desire 22 Pro Specifications

  • Display: 6.6-inch LCD, FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: Snapdragon 695 5G (7 nm)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 128GB storage
  • Rear Camera: Dual (64MP primary, 13MP ultrawide, 5MP depth)
  • Front Camera: 32MP
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 4520mAh, 18W fast charging, Qi-compatible wireless charging
HTC Desire 22 Pro color options

HTC Desire 22 Pro Price in Nepal

We have estimated the price of HTC Desire 22 Pro in Nepal to be around NPR 54,999. However, there has been no official news of the launch and it has an asking price of TWD 11,990 in Taiwan. And in the United Kingdom, it is up for pre-order at GBP 399.

ModelHTC Desire 22 Pro price in TaiwanHTC Desire 22 Pro price in the UKHTC Desire 22 Pro price in Nepal (expected)
HTC Desire 22 Pro (8/128GB)TWD 11,990GBP 399NPR 54,999

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