HTC announced in May this year to work on a blockchain phone. The phone, called Exodus 1, seems to be almost ready now. The smartphone manufacturer has made it possible to reserve the phone.

The Exodus 1 runs on Android Oreo, with extra security for your crypto currency and tokens that is kept separate from the operating system. It is also possible to choose a number of reliable contacts, all of whom need to download a special app for managing keys.

If the phone is stolen or lost, it is possible through them to recover the crypto currency and tokens. “Your seed is then split up using a secret sub algorithm and sent to the trusted contacts,” says the company. “If necessary, it is possible to regain access to your money.”

The Exodus 1 is based on the U12+, the flagship presented by HTC in May. The phone includes a Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also features a 6-inch Quad HD+ screen, along with an 8-megapixel camera on the front. On the back is a dual-camera with 12 and 16 megapixels.

The phone also has a relatively large battery of 3,500 mAh. Interesting about the design is that the back is partly transparent, so that the hardware can be seen. The entire device is also water and dustproof, and does not include a headphone jack.

Booking

HTC has also made it possible to reserve the phone via its website. This is currently only possible by paying with bitcoin or ethereum. The Exodus 1 costs 0.15 bitcoin or 4.78 ethereum, which at the time of writing amounts to about 844 euros. The phone can be booked in 34 countries, including the Netherlands.

The phone will be shipped from December to everyone who has reserved it.

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