HTC may not make a lot of smartphones these days but the company did make its first blockchain smartphone, named Exodus, last year. The company has now revealed that it’s working on the successor to its first blockchain smartphone. It will presumably be released later this year.

The HTC Exodus was essentially a varaint of the HTC U12+ with several hardware and software additions. The device was said to be a good option for those wanting to use crypto applications. It was also possible to store Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on the device itself.

According to a report out of Taiwan, HTC’s Decentralized Chief Officer Phil Chen says that sales of the company’s first blockchain smartphone met its expectations. That could mean different things, obviously, since HTC hasn’t laid out just how many units of this device it was expecting to sell in the first place.

Chen also said that HTC is going to launch its second blockchain smartphone in the second half of this year. It’s unclear what platform this device will be based on since HTC doesn’t have a successor to the U12+ on the market as yet. So this leaves the door open to the possibility that HTC may develop the platform for this device from scratch.

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