HTC wants to launch new blockchain smartphone later this year

The chief decentralized officer of the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer HTC announces the successor to the successful blockchain smartphone HTC Exodus One this year. In addition to the well-known features such as a crypto-wallet HTC wants to expand the repertoire of his blockchain application for the new device even further.

Only in October last year, the HTC Exodus One came on the market. The smartphone of the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is the first device in its class to have a blockchain on which users can store Bitcoin & Co. The idea: giving users more sovereignty over their data. Finally, the blockchain is stored on a separate area on the HTC Exodus One and thus remains disconnected from the Android operating system.

Successor comes sooner than expected

As media reports now suggest, the successor of the world’s first blockchain smartphone to come earlier than expected. By the end of 2019, the release of the device is expected. This is reported by the Taiwanese press portal DigiTimes with reference to “Chief Decentralized Officer” (this post actually exists) Phil Chen.

According to the new Blockchain phone will have all the features known so far as well as features such as the decentralized sending of messages and access to social media to be extended. HTC wants to ensure this through peer-to-peer channels, ie blockchains.

Chen said the decision to release the update soon was a consequence of the positive sales of the HTC Exodus One. In addition to crypto enthusiasts, especially start-ups are part of the customer base.

Blockchain smartphones en vogue

Smartphones, which can access distributed applications, so-called dApps, enjoy growing popularity. In March of this year, Samsung introduced its new flagship, the Galaxy S10. The device has a wallet on which users can deposit not only dApps but also ERC20 tokens and ethers.

The fact that Samsung initially does not support the removal of Bitcoin, provided in the scene, however, for long faces.