Saga Mobile is a new smartphone created by crypto company Solana in collaboration with a tech company OSOM Products. The device was made specifically with Web3 use cases in mind. It can be pre-ordered now.
Solana is a blockchain platform designed to support decentralized applications and marketplaces. It aims to provide fast, secure, and scalable solutions for developers and users, with transaction speeds of up to 65,000 per second and low transaction fees. It is believed to be one of Ethereum’s competitors. Solana’s native cryptocurrency is SOL.
In June 2022, the company announced the development of its own smartphone, the main appeal of which is the Solana Mobile Stack (SMS) software kit. It offers developers a range of tools for creating mobile applications, games, and wallets on Android, for example, the Seed Vault simulator, Mobile Wallet Adapter libraries, and reference dApps.
Some of the people who pre-ordered the phone last year have already received their phones starting in early 2023. Pre-ordering is still possible as of February 2023. Those who want to be on the waiting list have to pay a $100 deposit, and its full price is $1000.
The device runs on Android 13, and its SMS functionality allows owners to use Web3 applications on Android OS, which operate on the Solana network. The ecosystem offers an improved experience for users; for example, a simple way of signing transactions using fingerprints.
Hardware made by the tech company OSOM Products is also quite impressive. The smartphone’s back is ceramic, and the frame is made of stainless steel with titanium accents. The device features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor as well as 512GB of internal storage.
Since the first users already got their crypto smartphones, opinions and reviews start to appear on social networks. Many users are excited about the device and its capabilities when it comes to building apps.
Another user said: “First impressions – this thing is built like a tank. Setup was smooth.” The main sentiment is that Solana Saga Mobile accelerates innovation and brings Web3 to smartphones.
This product can also help the crypto company itself thrive – experts who made Solana price prediction 2030 believe that despite recent problems, the price will soar in the future. So if you wanted to swap SOL to ETH when the cryptocurrency’s value was decreasing in 2022, maybe this new direction of development of Solana will change your mind.