Privacy has been a recurring theme in recent years in the smartphone markets. After all, we saw many scandals exploding involving big companies that were stealing user data. For that reason, the rise of privacy-focused smartphones isn’t a big surprise. Osom is a privacy-focused tech company that has been working on the Osom OV1 smartphone with a focus on security. The device is being developed by the team of engineers that developed the Essential PH-1. The device’s focus was privacy, but now, it seems to be also migrating to the blockchain segment. The device’s identity is now changed to Solana Saga.
Osom states that the OV1 will now be a blockchain smartphone by Solana Mobile called Saga. Despite the new involvement with Solana, the phone still comes from Osom. The Solana Saga will provide deep integration with Solana’s blockchain. It will be capable of making transactions in web3 and will support holding digital assets including tokens and NFTs.
During an event held in New York, the company also took the wraps off the Solana Mobile Stack. It’s a “framework for Android that allows developers to create rich mobile experiences for wallets and apps on Solana.” The Solana Mobile Stack SDK is already available for any developer.
Solana Saga specifications
Interestingly, the announcement page also bring some of the phone’s main specifications. It does not disappoint those who look for hardware. The Solana Saga will bring a 6.67-inch OLED screen, 12 GB of RAM with 512 GB of Internal Storage. It will bring the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and will draw its powers from a 4,100 mAh battery. There is no info on the charging capabilities. The phone also brings a 16 MP selfie camera and a dual setup at the back. The main camera is a 50 MP Sony IMX766, the secondary is a 12 MP Sony IMX373 ultrawide shooter.
Those interested, can pre-order the Solana Saga starting today for a refundable deposit of $100. It’s a pre-booking price, since the device will cost $1000 once released. Those who preorder will receive a Saga Pass that includes accompanying NFT and “the first ticket to influencing the direction of the SMS platform”. As per the reports, the Solana Sga will arrive in early 2023 in US, Canada, EU and the UK.