Sirin Labs has launched the “world’s first blockchain smartphone”, but the interesting point is the ‘cold storage wallet’ for your crypto.
In late 2017, Sirin Labs launched what it calls the “world’s first blockchain smartphone”. This smartphone, called “The Finney” was named after the late Bitcoin developer Hal Finney, and it is expected to arrive before the end of 2018. From indications, it will likely come with the sort of specifications found in a flagship smartphone.
The Finney Features And Specifications
- 6-inch screen.
- 18:9 aspect ratio.
- 402ppi pixel density.
- Snapdragon 845.
- 6GB RAM.
- 128GB internal storage.
- 12MP, f/1.8 rear camera with autofocus.
- 8MP, f/2.2 front camera.
- Fingerprint sensor.
- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO WiFi.
- Bluetooth 5.0.
- NFC A and B.
Even with the impressive specifications, the main point of the device remains the embedded “cold storage wallet”. This will be the storage of all your various crypto. Reports indicate that this wallet is entirely disconnected from the device itself, and can only be activated at the push of a specific button.
Sirin once came up with a $14,000 ultra-secure Android phone that could be turned from a full-featured Android flagship to a locked-down device that could only work for calls and texts, at the activation of a physical switch on the back. It was thought that the device – the Solarin handset – would offer something different for CEOs and celebrities, but that did not happen, and the company had to cut a third of its employees.
When it comes to crypto-friendly handsets, the Finney is not the only game in town. There is Zippie, taking up its Blacture device, which offers users its own token as payment for using the handset. Also, there is BitVault, which claims to offer encrypted messaging as well as up to five Bitcoin wallets. If the Finney is to be a success, then it will need to look after plenty of coins.
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