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Nov 12
2019
HTC and Binance Announce Limited Edition EXODUS 1 Smartphone with Built-in Binance Chain and DEX Support

  • HTC’s EXODUS 1 - Binance Edition is the world’s first Binance Chain-ready smartphone for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and traders 

  • EXODUS 1’s native Zion Vault crypto wallet app integrates with the Binance DEX, allowing you to trade directly on the decentralized exchange from the smartphone

  • The Binance Edition EXODUS 1 allows you to experience the speed and usability of a smartphone with the security of a cryptocurrency hardware wallet  

The leading consumer electronics company, HTC, and global cryptocurrency exchange and blockchain ecosystem, Binance, today announced a limited edition smartphone, EXODUS 1 - Binance Edition. EXODUS 1 - Binance Edition is the world’s first blockchain phone to integrate the Binance Chain blockchain and offers native support for Binance DEX, allowing users to trade on the decentralized exchange on the go.

The original EXODUS 1 device is the first smartphone built for the blockchain--a new internet generation--and allows users to own their private keys. Now, users will have access to its digital assets in their pocket and the next generation of investing and banking with the world’s largest crypto exchange available in their pocket. Additionally, the Binance and Trust Wallet apps will be preloaded on the EXODUS 1 - Binance Edition smartphones. 

“Binance is one of those fearless companies that challenge traditional financial systems and how things are done,” said Phil Chen, Decentralized Chief Officer of HTC. “Their vision of borderless finance is a cause that EXODUS also aspires to. We are excited to be supporting the Binance Chain and its DEX, which provides our community with the biggest spread and most liquid crypto exchange along with the trust minimization principle of empowering users to own their private keys and manage their personal bitcoin node comprehensively. We believe this combination and our partnership will usher in a completely new paradigm of digital asset exchanges and corresponding interactions.”

The cryptophone will soon be available for purchase through the official HTC EXODUS website at the price of USD$599, SGD$889, or equivalent price in cryptocurrencies accepted. The first 500 purchasers of the special edition device will each receive an Early Adopter bonus of USD$100 in BNB. Further details will be announced in due course. 

“Smartphones will play a key role in the mass adoption of crypto and smartphones are the most natural devices for a hardware wallet that is simple to use and always with you,” said CZ (Changpeng Zhao), CEO of Binance. “Crypto, on the other hand, will make every smartphone both a POS terminal and payment device, cutting out most other middlemen. The implications are profound and far-reaching, and the most innovative smartphone makers are racing to integrate crypto use for mass adoption and seamless usability. We are delighted to support and work with HTC EXODUS to help people access crypto anywhere and anytime. We are excited to collaborate with a manufacturer that is taking the innovative steps forward to empower users and further adoption.”

The EXODUS 1 - Binance Edition smartphone will feature an intricately designed wallpaper and back phone cover, designed by Binance. For more information and to stay updated on the limited edition sale, follow Binance on Twitter: https://twitter.com/binance 

About HTC EXODUS & Zion Vault

HTC’s Project EXODUS is a smartphone solution that will power the decentralized web.
For more than 20 years, HTC has created foundational technology for worldwide mobile and virtual reality technology. Through EXODUS, HTC is investing in the development and implementation of blockchain technology that will usher in a new area of secure data storage and transactions and take blockchain technology mobile for the first time. 

Zion, your private vault on the blockchain, allows you to conduct crypto transactions, view and manage your crypto-collectibles, and manage your crypto life while maintaining ownership of your keys. With your Zion Vault, store, send, and request bitcoin, ether, binance, litecoin, stellar, selected ERC-20 tokens, and ERC-721 collectibles.

About Binance

Binance is a blockchain ecosystem comprised of several arms to serve the greater mission of blockchain advancement and the freedom of money. Binance Exchange is the leading global cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, with users from over 180 countries and regions. The Binance ecosystem is also comprised of Binance Labs (venture capital arm and incubator), Binance DEX (decentralized exchange feature developed on top of its native, community-driven Binance Chain blockchain), Binance Launchpad (token sale platform), Binance Academy (educational portal), Binance Research (market analysis), Binance Charity Foundation (blockchain-powered donation platform and non-profit for aiding in sustainability), Binance X (developer-focused initiative) and Trust Wallet (its official multi-coin wallet and dApps browser). For more information, visit: https://www.binance.com 

Price in crypto equivalent: 

Fiat price

MSRP after VAT

Country

Currency

Amount

USA

USD

599

Europe

EUR

649

Taiwan

TWD

18,900

Hong Kong

HKD

4,698

Singapore, Australia, New Zealand

SGD

889





EXODUS 1 Device Specifications: 

MEMORY

6GB of RAM, 128GB

OS

Running Android O, Pie coming in November

APPLICATIONS PROCESSOR

Working on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 mobile platform

DURABILITY

Dust-resistant and waterproof to a rating of IP68, guaranteeing protection in up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes

DISPLAY

6 inch Quad HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio

CAMERA

12MP+16MP dual main camera with high-quality zoom 

8MP dual front camera with natural Bokeh

Full 4K video at 60fps

BATTERY

3500mAh

HEADPHONE JACK

No, USB-C connection