Solana Blockchain Firm to Roll Out Android Smartphone Supporting Decentralized Apps
On Thursday, blockchain startup Solana made the official announcement of the debut of its very first Android flagship smartphone, which was produced in conjunction with Osom. The mobile device that was once known as the Osom OV1 and was developed by a group that included of engineers and designers who had previously worked for Essential is going to be rebranded as the Saga.
The Saga is intended to be the first phone that is focused on cryptocurrency. After the unveiling, preorders for the smartphone that costs $1,000 were made available. Users will be forced to put a deposit of one hundred dollars when they place their order for the phone, and shipments won’t begin until the beginning of 2023.
This is going to be a very powerful piece of equipment with:
- A 6.67-inch 120Hz OLED display
- 512GB storage
- 12GB RAM
- Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip on top
- 50-megapixel primary and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera
Support for decentralized applications that are dependent on the Solana blockchain is one of the aspects that set the Saga apart from other smartphones on the market. This is something that the typical smartphone does not provide. Users who are well-versed in the area of cryptocurrency wallets, Web3, and NFTs are likely to find the gadget to be of great interest.
Saga is also supported by NFT marketplace Magic Eden, Solana wallet manufacturer Phantom, and cryptocurrency exchange Orca to give customers with an experience that is superior to that offered by other digital crypto and NFT wallets from well-known companies like as Samsung and others.
In addition to this, the business presented the Solana mobile stack. This is an open and decentralized application store that will provide users with access to a wide selection of crypto-native apps, digital services, and digital commodities. The shop will use Android as its operating system and will be open to other Android phone manufacturers as well.
It is extremely evident, taking into consideration the price point and the specifications of the phone, that it does not appeal to mainstream audiences, but rather it is aimed only at a restricted group of Web3 fans. It is uncharted area to enter into, which is all the more reason for a younger organization to do so. Even seasoned competitors like HTC have waded into these waters, only to be humiliated by their performance.