HTC is one of the most important brands in the Android world, although today very few people know about it. It is mostly known for launching the first commercial Android mobile in history (the HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1) and for having popularized the operating system during its early days. However, with the arrival in the sector of the big brands and fierce Chinese competition, HTC lost market dominance and they have not launched a mobile phone worthy of their legacy for years.
To the surprise of many, it now appears that HTC will launch a high-end mobile with a view to the metaverse. This is what the Taiwanese media says DigiTimes which also assured that this new smartphone will arrive next month. The information was obtained from the very head of HTC in Asia-Pacific, Charles Huang, during the company’s presentation at MWC 2022.
HTC will return to the high-end after 4 years with a mobile for the metaverse
HTC’s new flagship will be the first of its kind since 2018’s HTC U12+. At the moment, we don’t know exactly what it will look like, but rumors indicate that will focus on Virtual and Augmented Reality with deep integration into liveverse (the open source metaverse platform developed by HTC). Apparently, it will have special functions that normal smartphones do not have and that will be very useful in the metaverse.
Now, we must not forget that HTC sold a large chunk of its smartphone business to Google way back in 2018 and since then they have been releasing few low and mid-end Android phones on a limited basis. So it will be very interesting to see what features the next flagship of the brand will have, which will have a focus never seen before in the mobile market.
Also, it should be remembered that in 2020 HTC patent leaked which gave us to understand that his next mobile was going to be a folding smartphone. We do not know if the company continues with this design in mind or if they will bet on something more conventional. Either way, in the month of April we will be able to clear all the doubtsWell, according to the source, it will be presented next month. So stay tuned for more information.