Do you remember Sirin Labs, the Israeli phone maker that manufactured the $16,000 Solarin cell phone that no one needed?
Well, it seems the organization is back with another idea, one that may actually work. How does a blockchain-based handset sound?
Sirin Labs is ready to show off the new gadget that it named Finney, after Hal Finney, the man responsible for making the world’s first Bitcoin exchange. The makers of the phone said it has a number of pre-orders already.
The Finney runs on Android and has some features that you would expect any 2018 device to have including a 6” 18:9 display, a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 mobile platform, 128GB storage memory, 6GB RAM, and a 12MPx main camera among other features. Additionally, it contains Sirin Labs Cyber Protection suite which includes behavioral based Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) as well as a physical security switch (for wallet protection).
Aiming to make digital currency famous, the Finney has a second screen that slides up. In the event that the sliding piece helps users’ memory, it has also launched Oppo Find X. While idea is very novel, the shrouded screen fundamentally hides a chilly stockpiling digital currency wallet that supports various cryptocurrencies.
Security on the Finney is described as military grade. With even the best security in the world, no device is fully void of being hacked into. One major point to note is the price point. The phone starts off at $1,000. Not bad, considering the iPhone X has a similar price point.