“Nearly 7 billion people use smartphones globally and more than 100 million people own digital assets – and both of these numbers will continue to rise,” said Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana, the most successful blockchain in the world. “Saga sets a new standard for the Web3 experience on mobile.”
Saga was presented at an event in New York today, which also included the introduction of Solana Mobile Stack, a framework for Android that allows developers to build rich mobile experiences for wallets and apps on Solana and create a “secure element” for private key management (find out more here). The Solana Mobile Stack SDK is now available for developers and Saga is available for pre-order starting today, with shipping in early 2023.
“We chose the name Saga because crypto history is still being written,” said Solana co-founder Raj Gokal. “This is the next chapter in this story and we believe opening up crypto to mobile will lead to greater adoption, better understanding, and more opportunity.”
Saga is designed and manufactured by OSOM, a leading Android development company whose team has extensive experience building hardware for Google, Apple, and Intel, among others.
“Saga starts from first principles to create a mobile experience for individuals, developers and ecosystem participants that ushers in a new era of mobility,” said Jason Keats, co-founder and CEO of OSOM. “The world needs new hardware to embrace the future that is Web3, and building a future-ready ecosystem without being burdened by legacy ecosystems from the past is extremely exciting for us.”
Saga features a 6.67″ OLED display, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and the latest flagship Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 mobile platform, whose security features will enable Solana Mobile Stack’s Seed Vault. Adding an on-device secure element, the Seed Vault keeps private keys, seed phrases, and secrets separate from the application layer while still being able to interact with applications running on the device. device or in a mobile browser.
Pre-orders for Saga require a $100 fully refundable deposit, which will be applied to the expected final cost of $1,000, and will be priority for developers to test Solana Mobile Stack and Saga. Those who pre-order may be eligible to receive a Saga Passan NFT accompanying the first wave of Saga devices and the first ticket to influence the direction of the SMS platform.
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