HTC Launches a Blockchain Smartphone - What Does it Offer?

HTC Launches a Blockchain Smartphone - What Does it Offer?

You can also record 4K 60FPS video from the main sensor, and there is a 3,500mAh battery present underneath the hood. "EXODUS 1 is a foundational element of the crypto internet", Phil Chen, Decentralized Chief Officer at HTC, said in a statement.

Exodus 1, the first version of HTC's blockchain phone, is priced at 0.15 bitcoin or 4.78 ether, which in current trading equates to about US$960, the company announced in a Berlin event on Tuesday.

It's unclear at this point how HTC wants to put all your data inside the enclave, but the company did say in previous teasers that one of the purposes of a blockchain phone is to allow users to control their data. The phone is using a secure enclave with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 - that wouldn't stop the Android Pie software, but still - they're using top-notch Android security measures on this hardware.

The device will also offer an easy and secure way to recover keys lost in the hardware should you lose your phone or forget your key, ensuring each user maintains full custody at all times with no HTC interference.

Another security feature for crypto-users is the Social Key Recovery mechanism that allows you to authorize a few of your most trusted contacts who will hold a section of your crypto keys so you can retrieve your crypto in case you lose or break your phone.

The HTC Exodus 1 is a smartphone with dapps, apps that require blockchain technology to function.

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Coming to the specs sheet, the handset will come with 6-Inch touch screen Quad HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Being a blockchain phone, the Exodus 1 can be purchased only for crypto.

The phone is available for pre-order in 34 countries including the USA, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and a number of European nations, with the notable exception of China, where cryptocurrency trading and exchanges are effectively banned. A 12MP + 16MP rear camera solution is mated with an 8MP + 8MP optics combo at the front.

The Exodus includes 6GB of DDR4x memory and has 128GB of UFS2.1 internal storage. There is also the Zion Wallet for your cryptocurrencies.

Exodus 1 is early access, however, and is expected to be shipped by December.

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