The blockchain-powered Android smartphone has a secure enclave for securely storing cryptocurrency and tokens. It will be sent in December.
HTC’s highly hyped blockchain-powered smartphone, Exodus 1, is now available for pre-order. You must buy it with Bitcoin or Ether, but it should not be surprising for a device marketed as a sure way to store the cryptocurrency keys and blockchain token on your phone.
runs an Android-based operating system that includes a “secure enclave” for your priced crypto savers, including crypto curves and non-fungible tokens (NFT) for blockchain-based properties such as CryptoKitties. The early access period is intended to gather feedback from cryptographers and developers to improve the security of the locked enclave before the Exodus 1 vessels in December.
The project is supervised by HTC Vive creator Phil Chen, who returned to business this year as the Decentralized Chief Officer on the way up blockchain and cryptocurrency initiative.
Another interesting aspect of the phone is how it handles one of the most worrying issues of crypto ownership: losing your keys. Exodus 1’s Social Key Recovery Mechanism allows device owners to choose any trusted contacts, each has to download a key management app, split an algorithm containing your keys and distribute it among them to create your own personal decentralized recovery network if your phone is lost or stolen .
In addition to its crypto features, Exodus 1 has a 6-inch Quad HD + screen with an 18: 9 aspect ratio and a dual 12MP + 16MP main camera. The forward-facing 8MP dual camera features Bokeh capability for portrait mode, and the phone shakes the entire 4K video at 60fps. It also has 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of memory and a 3500mAh battery. HTC Exodus 1 also has IP68 waterproofing and runs a Snapdragon 845 processor and Android Oreo.
You can view complete specifications and pre-order Exodus 1 for 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH here.