Sirin Labs has unveiled a first of its kind smartphone that takes connection in the cryptocurrency world to another new level. Dubbed Finney, the smartphone integrates blockchain technology and cryptocurrency tools in one of the world?s most secure operating system.
Finney Cryptocurrency Smartphone
The firm came up with the smartphone motivated by the fact that there are more than 20 million people in the U.S that have exposure to cryptocurrencies. Taking into consideration the number of people using digital currencies, the company is not in any way targeting a niche market. The amount of press and countless seminars as well as conventions that have covered the smartphone also underscores the huge opportunity at stake.
Designed with the aim of bringing a sizeable change in people?s everyday lives, Finney opens up a new world of fascinating technology in an exciting yet easy to understand way. According to the Chief Marketing Officer, Nimrod May, Finney is the device that will help people get started in the cryptocurrency business.
Developed by a team of 70 people over a period of 18 months the smartphone should be able to bridge the gap between blockchain and the mass market. Cryptocurrency support in the phone is integrated as an alternative to Apple Pay or Google Pay. The support seeks to streamline the process of carrying out crypto transactions as well as storing such as assets.
Finney Smartphone Design
The phone runs on Sirin OS that uses 80% of Solarins software. Features integrated into the O.S include a multi-layer cyber security suite as well as a DApp decentralized app store and token conversion system and a cold storage wallet.
Snapdragon 845 processor powers the cryptocurrency smartphone, complimented by a 6GB RAM as well as a 6-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. A 12-megapixel single-lens back camera is also on offer as well as an 8MP rear camera. The phone will cost $1000 and is currently being produced by Foxconn.
?Most people are afraid of cryptocurrencies, and don?t know where to start,? Landau said. ?The user experience we want is one that is so simple, you won?t need to understand how blockchain technology works, you won?t need to understand how to sign a transaction, or what happens in the background at the time,? said Sirin Labs CEO Zvika Landau.
Sirin Intends to connect the phone to a blockchain network in future.