A smartphone can act as a full-fledged bitcoin node, but is not intended for mining.
HTC has announced a new entry-level phone, the Exodus 1S, aimed at cryptocurrency users. It is the successor to last year's Exodus 1, which was priced at $ 699. The Exodus 1S is a much cheaper device at $244 and is based on the less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor.
Other technical characteristics of the smartphone are also not particularly impressive. 5.7-inch HD+ display with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (plus 400GB memory card support). The camera of the phone has a resolution of 13 megapixels, it is equipped with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, the battery capacity is 3000 mAh. Typical budget smartphone.
But the Exodus 1S wasn't designed to impress with performance. The main thing is that a smartphone can act as a full-fledged bitcoin node, be used to store crypto keys, tokens, etc. With its help, you can sell, receive and lend cryptocurrency. Truth itself HTC recommends using Wi-Fi and connecting the phone to an external power source, like a power bank. Naturally, the device is not suitable for mining.
The Exodus line of phones is an ambitious attempt by the company, whose sales have fallen significantly of late, to appeal to cryptocurrency enthusiasts. The price of the new model may make it an attractive option as an additional device for experimentation. It is difficult to say how much such a specific solution will help correct the situation.
HTC Exodus 1S has already appeared on sale in Europe and Asia, it will not be available in the US. Naturally, HTC will gladly accept payment for the phone in bitcoins, ether, litecoins and other "crypto".