Cryptocurrencies around the world have been in the red zone for the past few weeks, but that doesn’t mean blockchain technology won’t fight back — at some point, at least. When the time comes, you better be ready!
That’s what the CEO of the cryptocurrency company Solana Labs thinks – Anatoly Yakovenko and his company announced last week that a new Android smartphone will hit the market next year – the Solana Saga.
This phone is actually a rebrand of another controversial device – the spiritual successor to the Essential Phone – the OV1. Some of the specs include 512GB of storage, 12GB of RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.
Now we had crypto-oriented phones before – some of you may remember the HTC Exodus One – which is now just a quirk in the museum of smartphone history (although the phone can be bought for only 219 euros Today).
Back to the Solana Saga – the phone will be equipped with something called Solana Mobile Stack. It consists of three separate tools: a Mobile Wallet Adapter, a Seed Vault and Solana Pay. The first is a way to connect a hardware Solana wallet to your phone, then there is the vault that takes care of the security of your crypto.
Solana Pay is self-explanatory – like Apple Pay or Google Pay, this is your way to pay with Solana or other cryptocurrencies, or use them to secure transactions. According to Anatoly, Solana Saga will solve the problem of people who have to pull heavy laptops to deal with NFTs and crypto.
The exact specs and price tag of the Solana Saga phone remain a mystery, but the phone is rumored to cost exactly $1,000 when it hits the market in early 2023.