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Solana is working on a Web3-based phone

Solana, a public blockchain development company founded by former Qualcomm engineer Anatoly Yakovenko, recently revealed plans to launch a web3-themed smartphone.

Web3-based smartphone

The smartphone will be heavily focused on Web3 with features such as open-source framework to support decentralized applications (dApps) as well as wallets for storage of cryptocurrencies.

The company has also released the Solana Mobile Stack, a framework based on AndroidOS which will enable developers to create more advanced features for their mobile wallets and apps.

Solana Labs CEO Anatoly Yakovenko holds a Saga phone on Thursday at an event in New York. Image: Solana
Source: Solana

Rumoured specifications

The Solana Saga is rumoured to have a 6.67-inch OLED display with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.

The Solana Saga will implement the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, the same chipset found in the Samsung Galaxy S22 and OnePlus 10 Pro.

The device is expected to have a 16MP front camera and a 50MP + 12MP (ultrawide) dual-camera setup on the rear.

Based on reports, the phone will have a 4100mAH battery that supports wireless charging.

Solana Labs CEO Anatoly Yakovenko on stage presenting the Solana Saga  phone.
Solana Saga; Source: Solana

Production

Two companies will collaborate to help make Solana Saga a reality; Solana itself and Osom, a privacy-focused company.

While Solana is in charge of all things software for the device, Osom will be handling all of the hardware needs for Solana.

Price

The Solana smartphone is available for pre-order with a $100 deposit. It’s expected to sell for $1,000 upon release with deliveries beginning in 2023.

Users who pre-order the device will have access to an exclusive Saga Pass NFT that will allow their feedback to be used in the development of future iterations of the device.

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