Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has announced that it is working on a special edition of its EXODUS smartphone line. This special version is said to offer support for Binance DEX and the cryptocurrency of Binance, BNB.
HTC Exodus blockchain smartphone
HTC already announced during the Consensus event in 2018 that it would be working on the Exodus blockchain smartphone line. This was then the world’s first native blockchain smartphone.
This blockchain smartphone has since been launched in Europe and in the United States (US). Initially, the smartphone was only for sale with Bitcoins (BTC), for 0.15 BTC. Later the phone could also be bought for Euros (€) or Dollars ($).
Users of this Exodus line can use a built-in cryptocurrency wallet and a DApps browser. The built-in cryptocurrency wallet uses a trusted execution environment to protect private keys and sensitive data.
HTC has since received a lot of feedback from both users and developers on this Exodus 1 and is planning to process it in the new blockchain smartphone. The new smartphone reportedly gets more storage to actually be able to run as a complete Bitcoin node without having to purchase external storage for this. In the original Exodus 1, an external micro-SD card had to be purchased for this.
Binance Chain integration
With the new blockchain smartphone, the Binance Chain will be integrated with the built-in Zion-wallet application. This reportedly gives users direct access to the Binance DEX via the smartphone. The new smartphone is said to cost around $ 599 via the HTC website. It is not yet clear whether the smartphone will also be available in the store.