If you are a crypto enthusiast currently looking for a new phone, the brand new HTC Exodus 1 blockchain phone will soon be available to buy, but only in bitcoin (BTC) or ether (ETH).
How is it possible to have a blockchain phone? And what does that actually entail? Let’s have a look at the new HTC Exodus 1 to find out what it’s all about.
Discovering the HTC Exodus 1 Blockchain Phone
HTC has just announced the early access pre-order period for their first-ever blockchain phone. According to its manufacturers, the HTC Exodus 1 is a blockchain-encrypted phone that offers easy access to security-based and decentralized apps and the phone actually acts as its own blockchain node.
The HTC Exodus 1 comes equipped with a secure enclave that allows the phone’s chip to be separated from the in-phone Android operating system. This is a feature made by SoftBank’s Arm Holdings aims to keep your crypto-assets safe and secure.
HTC’s decentralize chief officer, Phil Chen told the CNBC news network that the phone has lines of code that are referred to as private keys that are only known by the owner of the cryptocurrency thus protecting their funds.
Think of it as a micro OS that runs in parallel with Android. It basically is a wallet, but the wallet, what it does is hold your private keys.
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.
HTC Exodus Blockchain Phone Price and Specifications
Because of the unique nature of this blockchain-inspired phone, one of the more interesting marketing features is you can only buy the HTC Exodus 1 with Bitcoin (BTC) or Ether (ETH). The price of the phone is similar to the iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH, which breaks down to approximately $960.
HTC Exodus 1 Specs:
· 6-inch QHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio
· Android Oreo
· 6GB of RAM
· 126GB of internal storage
· Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
· 16-megapixel dual rear camera
· 8-megapixel dual front camera
· 3,500mAh battery
· IP68 waterproof rating
The new HTC Exodus blockchain phone is now available to pre-order. The phone will be available across 34 countries but is not expected to be shipped until early-December.