Sirin Finney is the world’s first blockchain phone and runs on its own custom operating system.
Switzerland-based startup Sirin Labs has launched a blockchain-powered smartphone called Finney.
So what is it exactly?
Well, first off, it is a smartphone. But more than that, the device is equipped with a secure wallet that supports major cryptocurrencies and tokens like Bitcoin. Basically, it can automatically convert tokens for the use of decentralised applications. Which means users don’t have to go through an exchange and won’t have to pay any fees. The company claims that it is the first of its kind in the market.
The Finney smartphone is resistant to tampering and comes with Sirin Labs’ cyber protection suite. This includes Behavioral-based Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), physical security switch (for wallet protection) and secured communications (VoIP, text, email). It has a three-factor authentication including biometric, lock pattern, and behavioral and is also tamper-proof.
It will be manufactured by Foxconn who also builds devices for Apple and Motorola.
Specs-wise, it sports a 6-inch fullHD+ display and runs on a Snapdragon 845 64-bit octa-core processor. It comes with a 3000mAh battery, 6GB of RAM and 128 built-in storage. The Finney has a 12MP back camera and an 8MP front-facing camera. It comes with a custom Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed.
Design-wise, it is rather uncommon. The back of the phone appears to be glass and metal and the loudspeaker is located at the bottom part behind the phone. It has no buttons and has very thin bezels.
The Sirin Finney blockchain phone comes with a $999 price tag and is now available for pre-order on its website.