HTC introduces its first blockchain – enabled smartphone dubbed as Exodus 1 that allows the device to be the safest smartphone to store keys which belongs to cryptocurrency. This new device uses decentralized applications and the Exodus 1 being a cryptocurrency-centric smartphone it can be boughtBitcoins or Ethereum. This is something out of the box, and the handset is available on for pre-order for 4.78 ETH or 0.15 bitcoins (approx Rs. 70,600, $960). The smartphone will be shipping in the month of December and is also IP68 certified for Dust and Water resistance.
The device will be shipping to 34 different countries as of now, that includes Austria, Hong Kong, US, UK, Norway, New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore and also parts of Europe. The company claims that the Exodus 1 will come with blockchain encryption that allows the device to be the safest to store keys which belongs to cryptocurrency. It is also called as “Secure Enclave” that is isolated from the smartphone and Android interface running on the phone. Moreover, it also uses a Social Key Recovery mechanism which allows its users to select few trustable contacts who can be given access to their crypto keys and can be assesed when the phone is missing or credentials are lost.
Coming to the specs sheet, the handset will come with 6-Inch touch screen Quad HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, we can find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. On the rear, we can find dual 16MP camera sensors along with 4K recording at 60fps while on the front there are two 8MP cameras for selfies. The device will run on Android Oreo operating system and has a 3,500mAh battery on the back. The device also comes with Zion Cryptocurrency wallet for easier access.
Phil Chen – HTC’s decentralized chief officer said that its been 10 years since the launch of their first Android phone and also almost 10 years since the launch of bitcoin and the genesis block. He also said that Exodus 1 is a foundation element of the crypto internet and for digital assets and decentralized apps to reach their potential there believe that mobile will be the main point of distribution. They are also looking to partner with blockchain community and provided more security to their devices. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more!