HTC’s blockchain phone ready for pre-order

After months of talk, HTC just announced the specs of its much-hyped blockchain phone, Exodus.

The hardware maker announced today at a crypto conference in Berlin that it’s opening up access to an early version the Exodus 1 handset to “cryptographers and developers from all over the world” through its official site.

The phone contains a wallet that’s kept in a secure area “protected from the Android OS,” according to a press release, which can be used to hold the keys to your cryptocurrency and tokens like CryptoKitties.

And now this phone is available for pre-orders.

If we talk about the specifications of this blockchain base smartphone-

This phone comes with 6-inch HD+ display with a aspect ratio of 18:9. It contains a dual rear camera setup 16MP + 16 MP and a dual selfie camera of 8 MP + 8 MP with a bokeh effect.  The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, has 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3,500 mAh battery. It runs Android Oreo and is dust- and water-resistant with a rating of IP68.

 The phone will sell for 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH, which is equivalent to just over $960 USD at the time of writing — and yes, you have to pay for it in cryptocurrency. The expected ship date is December. The phone will be available in 34 countries and regions, including the US, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, the UK, Austria, Norway, and other parts of Europe. Notably, it won’t be available in China, which lines up with what Chen said to me in July, explaining that “China has different rules” and bans cryptocurrency trading.

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