Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC Corporation is launching its first-ever blockchain based smartphone, ‘Exodus’ in the coming week.
HTC has been working on Exodus for months and has announced to launch the smartphone in a matter of few days. The users got to see the glimpses of the smartphone through the Instagram post of the company. The Company’s vision is to expand the blockchain ecosystem by this smartphone which is primarily dedicated to the decentralized security and applications.
As per the statements of the company, HTC has manufactured the world’s leading smartphones over the last 20 years, and shipped around 100 million smartphones, with such experience they’re now reshaping the internet with the new HTC Exodus. The company is inviting people to join them in order to make decentralization a reality.
Phil Chen, Founder of HTC Vive, a virtual reality system, said that with the crypto-currency wallet, Exodus is designed to provide the most secure wallet. He further added that the device will target niche audience in the initial phase,
Answering the queries about the price of the smartphone, he said that that the price will be the same as that of world’s first blockchain smartphone – Sirin Labs’ Finney, which is around $1000.
Chen is the brain behind HTC Exodus, initiating the start of a significant blockchain push when the company is looking to return back to the smartphone space. He had stated earlier this year that the phone will support cryptos like BTC, Lighting Network, Ethereum, and a lot more.
HTC is not the only company who has launched a blockchain powered smartphone. Finney, world’s first blockchain smartphone, was launched by Switzerland based Sirin labs earlier this year. Finney has an in-built cold storage crypto wallet and other features like peer-to-peer resource and other elements of Blockchain.
With the Finney phone, consumers should expect HTC’s Exodus to focus more on security. The smartphone should come with cold storage locker to store cryptocurrencies offline. The phone is expected to run on the Android operating system.