New crypto phones from Solana and Polygon

Solana Smartphone

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A few years ago, Samsung tried to make crypto phones a reality. Although they succeeded, the adoption was terrible, the audience never caught on, and the idea ended up declining.

Now, the developers behind the Solana and Polygon blockchains bring us what will be the next stage of Web3 and crypto. The idea of ​​reaching millions of users seems to be coming true, in a world that is increasingly open to the crypto ecosystem. HTC is not far behind, and presents its own “metaverse phone”.

Let’s take a look at what Solana, Polygon, and HTC are doing to embrace crypto.

Solarium

Solana caused a stir with a piece of news that she recently released. In addition to powering Web 3, the company is making a high-end Android phone.

Solana Mobile Stack is software designed to make it easier to access Web3 functionality via a mobile phone, allowing for smoother access to wallet apps, enhanced use of Solana Pay, and access to games, apps, and marketplaces. NFT.

The Solana Saga is designed to be the best high-end Android, and it is what is expected in principle, since its cost is estimated at about a thousand dollars.

SMS is software that Android phone makers like Samsung and Google will need to adopt, to enable the same kind of functionality on their own devices.

Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko had this to say:

“It’s just a matter of them deciding that crypto is important enough.” “In my view, we could be very successful in enabling a billion users to self-custody just by changing the way those people think.”

polygonal

Polygon partnered with Nothing, a smartphone company. Together they will create the Nothing Phone 1.

Details of the phone will be revealed at the launch event on July 12. Polygon announced that through the phone, it will allow easier access to dapps and games through the platform, enable easier payments and secure crypto identification functions.

“If you look at any Android phone or Apple phone, you sign in with a Google ID or an Apple ID, and to a degree, Apple or Google owns the client, right? That’s where the value comes from,” said Polygon Vice President of Growth Arjun Kalsy. “In a decentralized world, we need to help the user take back control.”

The Nothing Phone 1 will have a mid-range processor instead of a flagship chip like Solana’s phone.

Nothing was founded by Carl Pei, who previously co-founded the OnePlus smartphone brand.

“I think it’s one of the most important things networks can do,” Kalsy said, describing the mobile opportunity. “You’ve figured out the scalability and stuff, and now you can bring this technology to the mobile phone and start bringing the next few hundred million users into Web3.”

HTC Desire 22 Pro

The HTC Desire 22 Pro phone is not focused on a single blockchain like the previous ones. In contrast, it will support the Ethereum network as well as the Polygon network. It is designed to offer access to metaverse platforms and even virtual reality experiences using a paired headset.

The HTC Desire 22 Pro will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chip, which classifies it as a mid-range smartphone. It will be worth approximately 475 dollars.

HTC’s phone won’t be fancy, but it’s designed to store Ethereum and Polygon NFTs. Initially, it will be launched in Taiwan and the United Kingdom, and then a launch in other countries will be evaluated, depending on the degree of adoption it has.