HTC Exodus 1 is now official. Well, this is the first smartphone from the company that revolves around blockchain. The smartphone is now up for pre-orders and it is will start shipping in December. Note that the only way to purchase the smartphone is to pay in crypto-currencies. You can pay BTC 0.15 or ETH 4.78 that amounts for $960/€830 today.

Interestingly, the smartphone comes along with HTC’s own Zion crypto wallet. The wallet uses the security enclave of the Snapdragon 845 chipset. Well, this keeps your data hidden from the untrusted parts of the OS. Also, it will hide your information from the third-party applications.


Besides, Zion turns your smartphone into a hardware cryptocurrency wallet. The wallet is secure and in case if you lose your smartphone, the Social Key Recovery will let you create a new key. Now, this needs authentication of several trusted people that are connected. This is called Shamir’s Secret Sharing or (as it’s better known in the crypto world) key sharding.

Rest, the handset will run the decentralized apps only. Now, these kinds of application have the ability to run simultaneously on many devices. Well, this ensures some reliable results for more security

The Exodus 1 comes with a 6-inches display with QHD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the smartphone packs a Snapdragon 845 chipset along with 6GB of RAM. To take care of your data, the company is providing 128GB of base storage. Also, there is a dual camera setup on the back with 16MP Primary lens along with an 8MP selfie shooter. Rests, there exists a 3,500 mAh of battery, and the handset has the IP68 water resistance.