Sirin Labs plans to launch a “blockchain smartphone” called the Finney later this year, offering a flagship Android device that also happens to have dedicated hardware that lets it work as a secure “cold storage” crypto wallet for storing cryptocurrency data.
In other words, it’s both a smartphone and a secure blockchain-based device for authenticating transactions made via Bitcoin or other digital cryptocurrencies. And you’re really, really going to want to make sure not to drop it in a toilet or leave it in the back seat of a taxi.
The Finney phone is expected to go on sale later this year for around $1,000 and while Sirin Labs has been talking about the phone for a while, the company hadn’t revealed the full spec sheet… until today.
- 6 inch, 18:9 display with 402 pixels per inch
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
- 6GB of RAM
- 128GB of storage
- 12MP rer camera and 8MP front camera
- 3,000 mAh battery
- 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and LTE Cat 22
- Fingerprint sensor
- MicroSD card slot
- Metal frame and Gorilla Glass screen
- IP52 splash-resistance
- Android 8.1 with Google mobile certification
The cold storage wallet is said to be secure, tamper-resistant, and separate from the rest of the phone’s hardware, which means even if you install Android Malware, your crypto should be uncompromised.