The HTC Exodus 1 blockchain phone is getting a second generation
The HTC Exodus 1
If you don't remember the HTC Exodus 1 don't worry, you're probably not alone. The $699 flagship-level device was announced last October and represents HTC's first attempt at a so-called blockchain-powered smartphone.
This unique focus undoubtedly limits the product's appeal quite heavily. In fact, for the first few months the smartphone could only be purchased using cryptocurrencies. HTC, nevertheless, still seems pretty pleased with how it performed – the smartphone has already met the company’s sales target – and has now confirmed that a second-generation device is indeed on the way.
According to the person leading HTC’s blockchain efforts, Chief Decentralized Officer Phil Chen, the Exodus 2 will be released before the end of 2019 in the hope of boosting both the brand’s blockchain ecosystem and smartphone sales. Specifics about the design or specs weren't provided, but it seems likely that it'll be based on the company's next-gen flagship.
Regarding features, the current-gen Exodus 1 focuses primarily on the management of cryptocurrencies and virtualized personal electronics wallets. But with the new phone, blockchain support will be extended to include other areas such as browsing, messaging, and even social media.