HTC started to sell crypto-smartphone Exodus 1 bitcoin
Today, 23 October, HTC announced its first crypto-smartphone – Exodus 1, and opened pre-orders for the gadget. The uniqueness of the phone is the wallet for cryptocurrency and token, which is stored in the area “protected from the Android OS”.
About the device started talking in may of this year, as one of the most interesting projects of the company. At that time, the project Manager Phil Chen said that every phone Exodus will act as the switching node, which will facilitate the trade of bitcoins among users. But in the final release of this feature, the company refused. Instead, Exodus 1 just received logical sector in the vault for additional security.
HTC has also created a mechanism to restore social keys if your phone is lost, stolen, or the user lost the information about the keys. Using a smartphone you can save the recovery information from several reliable friends who should download the app for key management. The platform is also open to third-party developers to create their own applications store keys and wallets.
Exodus 1 received a 6-inch display HD+ with an aspect ratio of 18:9. It has four chambers: the main with a double sensor of 16-megapixels and dual 8-megapixel selfie camera with bokeh effect, and the ability to record video in 4K at 60 FPS. Responsible for the performance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 845 and 6 GB of RAM. Built-in memory is 128 GB. In addition, the smartphone has a battery capacity of 3500 mAh, protection from water and dust according to IP68 standard, and it works running Android Oreo.
Crypto smartphone will be sold in bitcoin at a price of 0.15 BTC or 4,78 ETH, which is equivalent to 960 US dollars. The first customers who pre-order will be able to get Exodus 1 in December. It is noteworthy that it will not be sold in China, due to the fact that “this country has other regulations prohibiting the trading of cryptocurrencies”.