Am 23. Juni gab der CEO von Solana Labs, Anatoly Yakovenko, in New York die Einführung eines Software-Entwicklungskits für Web3-Programme mit dem Namen „Solana Mobile Stack (SMS)“ sowie den Liefertermin seines neuen Crypto-Telefons bekannt: The "Saga."
According to Yakovenko, Solana’s new smartphone will cost around $1,000 and will be available early next year. The phone’s flagship specs will put it on par with the big brands in the industry. It will have a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, a 6.67-inch OLED display, 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
Introducing Solana’s Saga phone. Image: Solana
Developed with a focus on Web3 and cryptocurrencies.
The smartphone features a decentralized Web3 app store (Dapps), a mobile wallet called “Solana Pay” created to facilitate transactions via QR codes, and a “Seed Vault” that stores the phone’s private keys securely stores.
Solana Labs accepts deposits of $100 from anyone wishing to participate in the pre-sale. Interested parties will receive one in due course NFT-passport by email; However, Solana developers are prioritized.
Raj Gokal, one of Solana’s co-founders, said that “developers with these tools can now bring the power of Solana to the computers in our pockets,” so this new phone could potentially revolutionize the wireless industry.
“Solana has the potential to revolutionize much of what we do every day, but we need to unlock the possibilities for decentralized apps on our mobile devices to realize that potential.”
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange platform and Solana sponsor, said the crypto phone industry has lagged far behind even though “everything is going mobile,” making the best way to step up in this technological age holding, “is having the actual wallet built into your phone.” Something only Solana seems to be working on.
Solana’s Saga Phone could succeed where others failed
While Saga isn’t the first crypto-centric smartphone, Solana’s Saga phone could become the most successful of its kind thanks to the number of developers working on the project, unlike its competitors. Besides Solana’s Saga phone, other important initiatives have been HTC’s Exodus line, Sirin Labs’ Finney phone or Samsung’s KlaytnPhone.
The most exciting thing about the Solana phone isn’t that it’s going to be the most popular phone in the world, clearly it won’t
It’s that it can explore the challenges Apple isn’t interested in just yet and have the Playbook ready when it inevitably will be
— udiverse (, ) (@udiWertheimer) June 23, 2022
As Yakovenko said, “We live our lives on our mobile devices,” a phone with these features will serve to open the doors to the entire world of technology and innovation that Web3 offers.
Source: Crypto News Deutsch