In a bid to resurrect its dying smartphone market brand, Taiwanese smartphone giants HTC has unveiled a new smartphone called the Exodus 1. The HTC Exodus 1 smartphone is designed for cryptocurrency traders and fans. However, the sad news is that the crypto frenzy fizzled out last year so it seems the company is a little too late for the party. If only this smartphone was released last year or 2 years ago, the company would have made significant impression on tech fans.
However, the crypto-friendly smartphone will be sold for $699. The surprising thing about it is that the company also accepts cryptocurrency in exchange for the Exodus 1. For those who wants to buy using crypto, the price is 0.20 bitcoin, 5.23 ether or 16.23 litecoin.
HTC EXODUS 1
The whole essence of using cryptocurrency in exchange for real currency is to reclaim power from government authorities. It is impossible for the government to monitor to dealings using cryptocurrency. Thus helping users avoid paying huge fans and stuff like that.
However, Exodus 1 includes a secure storage hardware zone called a secure enclave to store sensitive keys that govern access to digital cryptocurrency wallets. The company calls this Zion Wallet. Also, the Opera browser that comes pre-loaded in the phone uses the Zion Interface.
Not only that, but it also has a browser known as the Brave browser. This browser uses its own basic attention token cryptocurrency behind the scenes to fund website ad payments. Other specs of the phone include Android 8.0 Oreo, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It supports 4G network and also has a 6-inch screen; 128GB of storage; 6GB of memory; 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel rear cameras; and a 3,500mAh battery.
HTC said in a statement that this smartphone is expanding “to non-crypto natives who want to explore the new internet and the security and possibilities it brings.” I sincerely hope they are right.