Is Metaverse Ready For Its iPhone Moment?

The metaverse is constantly evolving and the latest entrants to this world are metaverse or crypto phones. The arrival of HTC’s metaverse phone, Desire 22 Pro, a follow-up to last year’s HTC Desire 21 Pro, and blockchain company Solana’s Saga cryptophone, in partnership with Osom, a leading Android development company, could represent a technological breakthrough.

The HTC Desire 22 Pro is expected to be released in India around September 30, 2022, with a starting price of around Rs 30,530. Solana Labs announced the launch of its Web 3 smartphone saga, which will be available in 2023, at an event in New York this past week.

Given the new launches, will this be the iPhone moment of the metaverse world? How will metaverse phones affect the world? The answers to some of these questions are still difficult to give. In the meantime, we’ll tell you what they offer.

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What is a metaverse phone?

A metaverse phone is a next-generation device that combines the security of a crypto hardware wallet with the usability of a smartphone to provide a highly secure crypto gadget.

With a metaverse phone, users can easily access the metaverse community through a mobile browser. Users can also experience live music and video content and switch between realities seamlessly.

“The Metaverse is still in its development phase and everyone is trying to find the right device that will allow the Metaverse to be used by a wider audience. A phone is of course the perfect choice, as the user does not need to buy anything new to explore the metaverse. The biggest benefit is that it can make the Metaverse accessible to more people and, depending on the device specs, make it easier to consume content on the Metaverse,” said Piyush Gupta, president of Kestone, a digital marketing company.

HTC Desire 22 Pro Features

HTC Desire 22 Pro’s approach is similar to its previous blockchain-powered smartphone, the Exodus 1, which was released in 2018 and was followed the following year by the more affordable Exodus 1S.

HTC’s Desire 22 Pro is a mid-range device that will give you a metaverse experience on your smartphones for the first time.

HTC Desire 22 Pro comes with a preloaded VIVERSE app that allows you to navigate the metaverse and manage your cryptocurrency and non-exchangeable tokens (NFTs). Users can browse and trade on the VIVE marketplace, place cryptocurrencies on the Ethereum and Polygon chains in the VIVE wallet, and invite their friends to the metaverse world as guests, according to details on HTC’s website.

The VIVERSE platform combines VR, AR, AI and blockchain, with 5G being a key element. Desire 22 pro is also the best partner of the VIVE Flow immersive VR glasses. It’s easy to connect, connect and discover the metaverse community in VIVERSE.

The HTC Desire 22 Pro, like previous HTC crypto phones, has a built-in crypto wallet for Ethereum and Polygon-based assets. It is trying to combine its blockchain phone credentials with its range of VR products with the Desire 22 Pro.

HTC Desire 22 Pro is a mid-range smartphone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G octa-core processor, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Features of Solana’s Saga

According to a Solana blog.

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Solana Saga also supports decentralized applications based on the Solana blockchain.

A Saga Pass, an NFT bundled with the first wave of Saga devices and the first ticket to influence the future of the platform, can be offered for pre-orders, the blog added.

The phone also supports decentralized applications based on the Solana blockchain. Saga and Solana’s new software efforts have received support from NFT marketplace Magic Eden, wallet maker Solana Phantom and cryptocurrency exchange Orca.

Will these phones work for the masses?

Consumers demand a mobile-friendly experience. Smartphones will appeal to a niche audience with their blockchain and metaverse features. “The concept of a Metaverse phone is cool and futuristic and it will be very interesting to experience the phone to discover its features. But that may not work for the masses. Whether it works in the Indian market depends on the target market of the product. If it’s the premium segment, the early adopters and those who want to try something new, it can work. It could also find traction in the B2B space, which already uses AR/VR devices to solve problems,” Gupta added.

As the phones are both technically rich and expensive, it will be interesting to see how these new era smartphones perform in the Indian market as Indian smartphone consumers are concerned about features and price.

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