HTC has launched a new entry-level phone targetted at Crypto Currency users called the Exodus 1s. The Phone has been introduced to markets in Europe and some countries that use cryptocurrency.
HTC Exodus 1s Features
The HTC Exodus 1s has a full Bitcoin node embedded in the device’s hardware, allowing users to buy, sell, send, receive, lend, and borrow cryptocurrency. This means the phone is able to validate and transmit Bitcoin transactions independent of a centralized third-party. In this way, you don’t need to go through an exchange to buy and sell Bitcoin. The phone can act as your own bank in your pocket.
The Phone can store an entire Bitcoin Ledger. To use this feature, you’ll need a microSD card with at least 400GB of storage (sold separately). As of now, the ledger takes up approximately 260GB and is currently growing at a rate of 60GB per year. You need the entire ledger to verify and relay transactions without a third-party.
The Exodus has an entry-level Snapdragon 435 Processor which is paired with 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. The display is a 5.7inch 720p Display. It has a single 13MP rear camera with a fingerprint sensor under it. The selfie camera is a 13MP Camera. The phone has an ancient micro USB charger. The phone is to ship with Android 8.1 out of the box.
Running a full node still requires a lot of computing power. As a matter of fact, HTC recommends only using the feature while the phone is connected to WiFi and plugged into its power adapter.
The 1s supports HTC’s Zion wallet. The software allows it to store, send and receive a variety of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Steller, as well as Etherum-based ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens.
The phone has launched in Europe priced at €219. The company also plans to sell the device in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with more countries to come at a later date.