Author: Jagdish Kumar, India
World’s first Blockchain powered smartphone, Finney which was unveiled in May 2018 will be available to customers from November 2018.
The smartphone has been named after Hal Finney, which was the first person to make Bitcoin transaction.
Developed by Israel based company, Sirin Labs, the phone comes with a second screen that slides up for cryptocurrency transactions, and software layered with firewall security that prevents the smartphone from hacking.
While the main screen acts like a normal Android device, the second screen comes with all the physical security as well as software shields, to protect your crypto wallet, and transactions.
The phones will be available in the UK, Japan and Us markets, which will price around costs $999 (roughly INR 68,500), and payment is only accepted with SRNs.
Sirin Labs is also offering a 10 percent discount on pre-orders. However, it is selling the device only through cryptocurrencies, so if anyone wants to pre-order it, they will need SRN tokens.
Powered with secure Sirin OS – a forked Android 8.1 version, it has a built-in crypto wallet, a token conversion service that can automatically convert tokens for the use of decentralised applications, without having to obtain the different tokens through an exchange.
The device also gives access to the store of decentralised apps (Dapps), a multi-layer cybersecurity suite, secure exchange access, encrypted communications, and a P2P resource sharing ecosystem for payment and apps, supported by the SRN token.
A single-SIM (Nano) phone comes with an 128 GB inbuilt storage and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, paired with 6GB of RAM with a 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio.
In terms of optics, the Sirin Finney features a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, with low-light imaging and ultra-fast laser autofocus. It also sports an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Connectivity options in the smartphone include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and NFC. It is fuelled by a 3000mAh battery that the company promises will get fully charged in 2 hours.