Solana Labs had created a subsidiary known as Solana Mobile for products geared towards Web3 architecture. Today, Solana Mobile has launched its first flagship Android smartphone called Saga.
According to Solana Mobile, the smartphone will make crypto and NFT trading easy on smartphones. Saga features flagship components such as a 6.67-inch OLED display, 12GB RAM, 512GB storage, and the latest flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform.
As of now, users can pre-order a Saga smartphone for a $100 fully-refundable deposit. Moreover, the company will likely price this for around $1,000.
The main standing point of Saga is its unique functionality such as integration with Solana Blockchain. Users can easily and safely transact in Web3 as well as manage digital assets, such as tokens and NFTs.
Co-founder of Solana, Anatoly Yakovenko said during the launch of the smartphone:
“Almost 7 billion people use smartphones around the world and more than 100 million people hold digital assets – and both of those numbers will continue to grow.”
In addition to that, he said:
“Saga sets a new standard for the Web3 experience on mobile.”
Besides the smartphone, Solana Mobile also introduced a “Solana Mobile Stack”. It is a framework for Android allowing developers to create rich mobile experiences for wallets and apps on Solana and create a “Secure Element” for private key management.
Developers can have a look at the Solana Mobile Stack SDK. Also, Solana Mobile will deliver the Saga smartphones as early as 2023.
Co-founder of Solana, Raj Gokal said on the naming of the smartphone:
“We chose the Saga name because the story of crypto is still being written.”