HTC Exodus 1 will cost you Bitcoin or Ethereum

Ruben Fields
October 24, 2018

This new device uses decentralized applications and the Exodus 1 being a cryptocurrency-centric smartphone it can be boughtBitcoins or Ethereum. The wallet can be used for storing keys for all major cryptocurrencies including the latest Cryptokitties. The device also comes with Zion Cryptocurrency wallet for easier access. The phone is created to handle blockchain applications.

Let's get the boring stuff out of the way before we get to the exciting blockchain tech built into the Exodus 1. This part of the device is able to securely hold the keys to your cryptocurrency wallets, without the worry your phone is going to be hacked.

Earlier this month Indonesia-based start-up Pundi X unveiled its blockchain-powered handset called Xphone, which, unlike HTC's and Sirin Labs's devices, can operate on its blockchain-based transmission protocol, independently of mobile carriers.

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The early-access version of the HTC Exodus is now available for pre-order, the company announced Tuesday, and must be purchased with cryptocurrency.

To further develop and strengthen the technology, HTC will soon release APIs to allow third-party developers to use the EXODUS 1 specific hardware to protect keys and sign transactions. It's running on Android Oreo right now, and packs a 3500 mAh battery with 16 megapixel dual rear cameras, just in case you'd want to know. The expected shipping date is in December. The phone is available in 34 countries including the US, UK, Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand, Norway and various European countries.

With a 6-inch, QHD+ display at an 18:9 aspect ratio and a Snapdragon 845 processor with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, the Exodus 1 also packs a 3,500mAh battery with IP68 waterproof rating, comparable to mainstream Android flagships now sold in the market by Samsung and Google and other mainstream phone makers. Under the hood, we can find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. "We look forward to partnering with developers in the blockchain community to usher in this vision".

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