Finney, the world’s first ever blockchain smartphone is here. It comes with top-of-the-line specifications. Here’s what all you need to know about it!
Finney, the world’s first blockchain phone is finally here. And, just FYI it’s not from the brand Huawei, which was rumoured to be working on a blockchain smartphone. Finney has been developed by Sirin Labs. It is a Switzerland-based company that is specialised in the work of blockchain networks. Sirin Lab’s blockchain smartphone has a built-in cold storage crypto wallet, secure peer-to-peer resource sharing, and a distributed ledger consensus.
According to the company, it is absolutely tamper-proof along with physical security switch for wallet protection. Furthermore, the cold-storage wallet has not been linked to the internet which basically makes it secure from hackers trying to access stored cryptocurrencies in the wallet. Other interesting specifications include biometrics and lock pattern. The phone is priced at $999 (68,000 INR approx.) and will be shipped globally.
Finney: Design and Features
The blockchain smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the same chipset that is powering some of the high-end flagship Android phones globally. It comes with metallic frames on the sides and back panels have Gorilla Glass protection. Finney sports a 6-inch display at an aspect ratio of 18:9 with 1500:1 contrast ratio and 402ppi.
The built-in storage capacity is 128GB along with 6GB RAM. The camera specifications include 12-Megapixel rear camera with low-light f/1.8 aperture along with an 8-Megapixel 85-degree wide angle front shooter. The battery backup of the phone is 3280mAh supporting fast charging technology. This nano-SIM phone consists of SD memory card slot and mechanical volume keys. Talking about connectivity, Finney has LTE, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.0.
As per the company’s explanation on its website, “FINNEY smart devices will create an independent blockchain network using a distributed ledger consensus mechanism. This enables fast payments between the network peers without the need for mining (fee-less). FINNEY devices will feature a cold storage crypto wallet compatible with the most common cryptocurrencies. The UI/UX will be developed to solve the technical pains of exercising crypto transactions by providing a platform for friendly and secure payments.”