From May 8th, Saga will likely be available for purchase—the Android phone functions as a cryptographic “hardware” pocket. A dedicated shop for apps related to cryptocurrency is included with Saga.
Solana Labs announced on Thursday that “Saga“—its cryptocurrency-first smartphone—will be available for purchase starting on May 8. Saga also functions as a “hardware” pocket. This device, which features the latest version of Android, includes a “seed vault” that transforms it into a cryptographic “hardware” wallet.
Saga was first announced in June 2022 as an educated guess regarding the importance of a smartphone in the future of cryptocurrency. The smartphone has 512 GB of storage, a 6.67-inch OLED display, two cameras, and 12 GB of RAM for $1,000.
The “Solana Cellular Stack,” which includes built-in security mechanisms for crypto transactions like buying and selling, is how Solana distinguishes its smartphone.
Saga includes a unique ‘dapp’ vendor. There are currently more than a dozen crypto-specific “dapp” retailers on the Saga, and the number is anticipated to grow over time.
Unlike Apple or Google, Solana also doesn’t want to impose “extractive fees” on the programs available in its personalized store. The company said that customers would use Google Play as they would on any other Android smartphone to get standard apps.
Customers who pre-ordered Saga, a phone that aims to include Web3 knowledge, have already started receiving their orders. Remember that before now, companies like Sirin Labs and even HTC did not introduce a smartphone with a crypto-focused design.