Taiwanese electronics manufacturer HTC will release its second-generation blockchain phone in the latter half of 2019. The release was announced by HTC Decentralized Chief Officer Phil Chen at a recent event in Taipei.
The second-gen device will sport extra features over the current model, saying:
“The new phone will extend its blockchain apps to include other areas such as browsing, messaging, and social media.”
The apps will further utilize peer-to-peer connections “instead of passing through cloud or mainframe boards as done previously,” he added.
Released last October, the HTC EXODUS 1 includes a cryptocurrency wallet and supports decentralized applications or dapps. Currently, the $699 phone is sold solely online.