After HTC announced Exodus 1s – a more affordable modification of its blockchain smartphone at the beginning of this year, a Taiwanese company revealed finally this unit. The main feature of the device was that it could be used as a full network node. This means that users can independently carry out transactions with bitcoin, regardless of a centralized third party, to sell, borrow and borrow cryptocurrency. According to the manufacturer, users have the opportunity to manage their own decentralized bank from their own pocket.
To operate a full-scale node in the bitcoin chain requires a lot of computing power. In fact, HTC recommends that you use this feature when your smartphone is connected to a Wi-Fi network and is charging. Exodus 1s can store the entire Bitcoin wallet. To use it, you need a microSD memory card with a capacity of at least 400 GB (not included). But that is enough for two years, as the wallet is about 260 GB and every year it increases by 60 GB. Like its predecessor, Exodus 1s has a built-in wallet in the Zion brand that supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Steller, as well as Ethereum-based ERC721 and ERC20 tokens.
Exodus 1s doesn't look as impressive in terms of hardware. The smartphone is equipped with an outdated Snapdragon 435 processor, has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The screen diagonal is 5.7 inches, the aspect ratio is 18: 9, the resolution is 1280×720 pixels. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microUSB port and a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel. For photography and video images, a 13 megapixel main camera is used and a front camera is also 13 megapixels. The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo.
The cost of Exodus 1s in Europe is € 219. The company also plans to sell it in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. As before, the smartphone can be purchased for cryptocurrency, HTC accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Binance and Bitcoin Cash.