Bringing the encryption market to mobile phones, Solana releases “Web3 mobile phone” Saga
Since the birth of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and Web3 have experienced more than ten years of development, but it seems that they have not kept up with the development of the mobile Internet in these years. People use mobile phones to communicate and get information, but they still need computers to complete encrypted transactions. As a result, the blockchain network company Solana "eyes" the way to make cryptocurrencies and Web3 mobile.
Not long ago, Solana announced a partnership with OSOM Privacy to create a flagship Android phone with unique features and features, the Solana Saga.
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Saga is actually a model OSOM OV1 that OSOM has previously announced. In terms of configuration, it is not much different from the current flagship Android phones on the market. It will be equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chip from Qualcomm Snapdragon, a 6.67-inch 120Hz OLED display, and a 4100 mAh battery with wireless charging. And 50MP main camera and 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 12 GB + 512 GB storage.
What makes this flagship Android phone unique is not just its powerful configuration, it is also tightly integrated with the Solana blockchain, allowing users to transact and manage digital assets (such as tokens and NFTs) in Web3. easier and safer.
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In addition to the flagship Saga, Solana also launched the Solana Mobile Stack, an open dApp (short for decentralized application) store that will run on the Saga. Solana envisions mass proliferation of crypto-native applications, digital services, and digital goods with its new stack, which other Android device makers can also use.
More than just a dApp store, Solana released the Solana Mobile Stack (SMS), a Web3 encryption layer built on mobile phones, allowing mobile Web3 users to have a seamless experience.
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In the Solana Mobile Stack, there are seed vaults built into secure hardware, simple platform-wide transaction signing, escrow solutions, Solana Pay for Android, its decentralized application (dApp) store, and more. It provides a new set of libraries for wallets and applications, and also allows developers to create rich mobile experiences on Solana.
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In addition, a number of Web3 industry-related companies including FTX, NFT marketplace Magic Eden, Solana wallet maker Phantom, and cryptocurrency exchange Orca have signed on to support Saga and Solana's new software efforts, as well as a $10 million developer fund For use by those building applications in it.
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Raj Gokal, COO of Solana Labs, said: "The builders are here, and they're higher quality than before, and they're ready for the next phase of user growth."
It is worth mentioning that the Solana Saga phone actually has a "history". Andy Rubin, who left Google, founded Essential in 2015, launching the first and last phone, the Essential Phone PH-1.
▲Essential Phone, picture from: Tom's Guide
Although after a few years of struggle the company could not survive. But in 2020, Jason Keats, the former head of the Essential Phone R&D team, founded another company, OSOM Privacy.
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The $1,000 Android flagship is currently available for pre-order with a pre-order price of $100 and is scheduled to ship in early 2023. Mobile phones are inseparable smart devices for many people today, and Web3 is also a virtual field that many people don't know about.
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