Earlier this year in May, HTC had announced its HTC Evolve blockchain-based smartphone and now it appears that the company is all set to launch the phone on 22nd October.
The company has released a video teaser on its new HTC Exodus Instagram account that shows “10.22” to hint at the launch date of the upcoming smartphone. The teased launch date is notably in line with the recent revelation through a dedicated website.
A recent report previously suggested that the HTC Exodus smartphone will be available for purchase globally, except in China. To know the phone’s pricing details and specifications, we’ll have to wait for the company to officially launch the phone.
The phone will work with multiple protocols to enable interoperability between different blockchains and will also provide a streamlined mobile user experience to the DApp community, as per the features mentioned on the official site.
It is also expected to come with a universal wallet-like functionality to host cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, the company is also set to use the Exodus as a node to “double and triple the number of nodes of Ethereum and Bitcoin”.
HTC has partnered with CryptoKitties to let users experience how the blockchain technology works. CryptoKitties is claimed to be the “world’s biggest game to be built on blockchain technology”, and uses the blockchain technology to build digital creatures that users can collect, breed, and trade.
The phone, which is claimed to be the world’s first blockchain-powered smartphone, features a 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC. It is expected to carry a price tag of $999.
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