HTC Exodus Blockchain Smartphone

HTC has just revealed its flagship blockchain-focused smartphone, and it’s called the “Exodus 1”. The company developed Zion, its own cryptocurrency wallet, to make its new phone function as a hardware cryptocurrency wallet, complete with a secure enclave – an area on the phone’s chip kept separate from the Android OS it runs – that utilizes technology made by SoftBank’s Arm Holdings to keep cryptocurrency safe. Other features include: a 6″ display with quad-HD+ resolution, a Qualcomm 845 processor, 16-megapixel dual main camera, an 8MP dual front camera with 4K video, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It’s available for pre-order now at the price of 0.15 bitcoins or 4.78 ether tokens, which equates to about $960 currently, and is expected to be ship n December. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

HTC Exodus Blockchain Smartphone
HTC Exodus Blockchain Smartphone

“The benefit of keeping this area of the phone separate from Android was that Google’s OS is ‘fundamentally insecure with a centralized system,’ and therefore storing cryptocurrency using Android would make a user’s funds more vulnerable to a hack. The significance of integrating blockchain technology in the phone is that it bolsters the security and privacy of a user’s assets, and will in the future help with protecting a customer’s data and identity,” reports CNBC.