HTC Exodus 1 blockchain phone officially launched: Full specifications, price

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"It's been both 10 years since the launch of the first Android phone by HTC and almost 10 years since the launch of Bitcoin and the Genesis Block".

EXODUS 1 can be purchased through the early access program website and will be available in 34 countries including the US, Taiwan, HK, Singapore, New Zealand, UK, Austria, Norway, and other European countries.

Phil Chen - HTC's decentralized chief officer said that its been 10 years since the launch of their first Android phone and also nearly 10 years since the launch of bitcoin and the genesis block. The phone runs on Function X, an ecosystem built entirely on and for blockchain. It also features a "social key" recovery tool if your phone is stolen or lost, allowing you to nominate three to five contacts to hold a part of your recovery key so you can call upon them in the result of loss or theft.

After confirming the launch of a smartphone that will be focused on Blockchain, HTC has finally unveiled the Exodus 1.

"EXODUS 1 is a foundational element of the crypto internet", says Phil Chen, decentralized chief officer at HTC. What's more, each Exodus phone can serve as a computing device, or "node", maintaining blockchain networks like bitcoin and ethereum, and users will receive new digital assets as a reward for such efforts. On the rear, we can find dual 16MP camera sensors along with 4K recording at 60fps while on the front there are two 8MP cameras for selfies. Instead, you will have to pre-order through 0.15 bitcoins, or 4.78 ether coins, with shipment expected during the month of December. There is also the Zion Wallet for your cryptocurrencies.

Users will get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

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. "Selling it in crypto only and being the first to do so means we are bringing this directly to the core audience and those who will want this device - the blockchain community", Chen said.

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