At $244, the HTC EXODUS 1s is an affordable blockchain smartphone, complete with a built-in hardware wallet for Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies. You’ll be able to buy, sell, send, receive, lend, and borrow cryptocurrency directly from the device. Plus, software tools enable the smartphone to run a full Bitcoin node right from your pocket. Read more for additional pictures and information.
It features a 5.7-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, MicroSD expansion, 13-megapixel cameras front / back, and a 3,000mAh battery, all running on Android 8.1 Oreo, with a separate secure enclave that handles all your crypto transactions. One caveat: it will initially launch in only Europe, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
We are providing the tools for access to universal basic finance; the tools to have a metaphorical Swiss bank in your pocket. Full nodes are the most important ingredient in the resilience of the Bitcoin network and we have lowered the barrier to entry for any person to run a node, which is simply a computer, mobile in our case, participating in the global Bitcoin network that propagates transactions and blocks everywhere, which is the foundation and fundamental definition of a peer-to-peer cash system,” said Phil Chen, decentralized chief officer at HTC.