Solana Mobile Unveils New Crypto-Ready Smartphone: A Saga Continues!
Jan 16, 2024
Solana Mobile's decision to launch a second smartphone comes as a strategic move to capitalise on the unexpected success of its first crypto-ready phone, Saga. While the initial device faced challenges in sales and was eventually discounted from its original $1000 price tag, the inclusion of an onboard crypto wallet, custom Android software, and a dApp store for crypto applications turned out to be a game-changer. The Saga's value skyrocketed as crypto traders realised it came with a generous allocation of BONK tokens, which quickly covered the cost of the device and resulted in a swift sellout. A red-hot secondary market for Saga phones has emerged, with factory-sealed devices commanding bids as high as $3,200 on eBay. Solana Mobile's forthcoming smartphone, expected to be more affordable with different hardware, could potentially meet the surging demand and further strengthen the community around Saga, encouraging more Solana developers to explore mobile application development in the crypto space.