HTC introduced the Exodus 1 as its first blockchain-powered smartphone last year. It announced Exodus 1s, a cheaper version back in May and said that it will be available in Q3, now it has started rolling out the phone at Berlin’s Lightning conference. HTC says that running a full Bitcoin node “is still quite experimental,” and it recommends that users connect to Wi-Fi and plug their devices into a power source while doing so.
The full Bitcoin ledger is around 260GB right now, and increases by 60GB per year; the phone has 64GB of storage, but that ledger can be stored on a 400GB+ SD card.
In terms of specifications, this has similar specifications as the Desire 12s, which was launched last year that includes 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display, Snapdragon 435 with 4GB of RAM, Android 8.1 (Oreo) with HTC Sense UI , 13-megapixel front and rear cameras, both with LED flash, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3075mAh battery.
HTC Exodus 1s specifications
- 5.7-inch (1440 × 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 (4 x Cortex A53 1.4GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.1GHz) Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
- 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, expandable memory with microSD
- Android 8.1 (Oreo) with HTC Sense UI
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, 1080p video recording
- 13MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture with LED flash
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 154.2 x 72.7 x 8.3 mm; Weight: 150g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, micro USB
- 3075mAh battery
The HTC Exodus 1s is already available for pre-order in Europe at 219 Euros (US$ 244 / Rs. 17,380 approx.) and will roll out in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.