HTC has already confirmed that it’s going to release a second blockchain smartphone to follow the Exodus. The company has now revealed some additional information about this device. The Exodus 1s will be a cheaper version of its Exodus flagship blockchain smartphone which was launched last year.
A spokesperson for the company told Engadget that the device is slated for release by the end of Q3 this year. It’s expected to cost between $250 to $300. There isn’t a lot of information about the handset’s specs and features at this point in time, though, but HTC did confirm that the device will act as a full node.
What this means is that the Exodus 1s will be able to function as one of the distributed points which validate and relay transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain even though it won’t be able to mine any cryptocurrency on its own.
However, HTC’s Decentralized Chief Officer Phil Chen told the scribe that the company will work with partners that “will offer hash rates to do so.” The new device will have support for HTC’s Zion wallet app which can be used to send and request multiple cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ether in addition to some Ethereum-based tokens.
HTC will confirm details about the device’s specs and its release date in the not too distant future, given that Q3 2019 is merely a few months away.