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HTC Exodus 1: a smartphone with the blockchain in mind

HTC Exodus 1: a smartphone with the blockchain in mind

Now this is something revolutionary we have in hand here with the HTC Exodus 1. “Rebuilding trust, one phone at a time”, is their tagline.

But before we dive deeper into it, let’s first do a quick throwback to HTC’s previous flagship device – the U12 Plus:

  • 6-inch Quad HD+ Super LCD6 capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~537 ppi density
  • IP68 certified - dust and waterproof up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Liquid surface
  • Edge Sense 2
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver), Adreno 630 and 6GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP (f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF) + 16MP primary camera (12MP effective, f/2.6 aperture, 1.0µm), PDAF & laser AF, OIS, gyro-EIS, 2x optical zoom and dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Dual 8MP secondary camera with (f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm), 1080p, HDR, panorama
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • HTC BoomSound audio
  • Android Oreo 8.0, upgradeable to Android P 9.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery with Fast battery charging: 50% charge in 35 minutes (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • June 2018 release date
  • USD 799 price tag

HTC U12 Plus presents a flagship with all the bells and whistles that you expect out of a high-end smartphone. With the latest hardware, four cameras, great sound and the software being updated to the latest Android Pie 9.0 – this is one amazing smartphone if you can afford it.

Now then, let’s turn our attention to the Exodus 1 for a change:

  • 6-inch Quad HD Super LCD6 capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio or ~537 ppi density
  • IP68 certified - dust and waterproof up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) processor, Adreno 630 graphics and 6GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP with f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF & laser AF, OIS + 16MP (12 MP effective) primary camera with f/2.6 aperture, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom, AF, Dual-LED dual-tone flash and HDR
  • Dual 8MP with f/2.0 aperture, 1/4" and 1.12µm + 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1/4", 1.12µm, HDR and panorama
  • 128GB internal storage with no microSD expansion slot
  • Android Oreo 8.1
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery with Fast battery charging: 50% charge in 35 minutes (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • 31st January 2018 release date
  • $0.21 Bitcoin or $5.71 Ethereum or $25.01 Litecoin or ~ USD 795

Exodus 1 is primarily built with the blockchain community in mind. It is the smart way to fulfil your demand for protection of your crypto assets, while still enjoying the convenience of a high-end mobile device.

As a device, it features a 6-inch Quad HD Super LCD6 with IP68 certification, coupled with the fastest hardware combination of Snapdragon 845, Kryo octa-core processor, great Adreno 630 graphics and 6GB RAM.

Then there’s the four cameras set up, combining a dual 12MP+16MP primary camera and dual 8MP+8MP secondary camera. This ensures a fantastic experience taking cameras with the Exodus 1.

But the highlight about this flagship is on its promise of building a foundation of trust and security within the community. The Exodus 1 comes with Zion, a secure All-in-One wallet on the blockchain.

Zion utilizes a secure enclave that generates and keep your keys safe, even from the Android OS. The Zion trusted UI creates a safe environment for when you need to authorise a transaction with your crypto assets so that malware running on your phone’s OS cannot steal your information.

This is where it comes with a host of features such as:

  • Secure Enclave - Always be in control! Your keys are now in an isolated trusted environment.
  • Trusted UI - The UI you can trust! Say no to malware and phishing!
  • Secure your bitcoin, litecoin, ether, and more - Support your favourite cryptocurrencies and Non-Fungible Tokens!
  • Social Key Recovery - Never lose your key again! Your trusted contacts can now come to rescue when in need.

Conclusion:

HTC Exodus 1 is for those who are in the blockchain community that wants the best that a smartphone can offer. The price and features are not that far away from the U12 Plus, but the exciting features and Zion wallet makes it appealing.

HTC Exodus 1 is said to start shipping on January 31st for $0.21 Bitcoin or $5.71 Ethereum or $25.01 Litecoin or ~ USD 795. It will only be available in Black colour though.

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