HTC has launched the first-ever blockchain-focussed smartphone called the HTC Exodus 1. The company had made an announcement on the development of a smartphone that would be customised for the emerging market of cryptocurrencies and has finally released the Exodus 1. HTC is backing on features like a secure enclave, social key recovery, trusted UI and more. Moreso, the company has also developed Zion, which happens to be its own cryptocurrency wallet.
Looking at its features, the Exodus 1 includes a 6-inch display, Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB RAM and dual camera setups.
HTC Exodus 1 specifications
The HTC Exodus 1 specs include a 6-inch QHD+ 18:9 display and runs on Android Oreo. Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.
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This is official early access release to the EXODUS 1. We are inviting a community of developers and enthusiasts to work with us to keep building security. Join us in rebuilding trust together, one phone at a time. Get your early access now! pic.twitter.com/sPcNc7wnzj— HTC EXODUS (@htcexodus) October 23, 2018
For optics, the phone is equipped with a dual rear camera setup of 12 Megapixel and 16 Megapixel sensors, whereas on the front too, there is a dual camera setup that includes the 8 Megapixel dual selfie sensors.
It houses a 3,500mAh battery with HTC Rapid Charger 3.0 fast charging support and features the HTC BoomSound Hi-Fi edition and HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation. For protecting it against dust and water, the phone is backed with an IP68 rating.
EXODUS 1 can be bought via early access program website. HTC will be making it available in 34 countries that includs US, HK, Taiwan, Singapore, UK, New Zealand, Austria, Norway and other European countries. Nevertheless, the EXODUS 1 can be purchased only using Bitcoin or Ethereum, i.e. the smartphone would cost 0.15 Bitcoin or 4.78 Ethereum (Rs. 70,565 approx.) and will be shipped from December 2018.