Sirin Labs, the maker of the US$16,000 Solarin Android smartphone, has unveiled its second line of devices named Finney. The Finney devices, named in homage to Bitcoin pioneer Hal Finney, will be designed from the ground up on an independent, fee-less blockchain specifically conceived to securely hold cryptographic coins and support crypto wallets, applications and shared resources.
Blockchain remains a buzzword in 2018 when it comes to technological innovations that make our lives easier, more convenient and more efficient. Driven by the use of cryptocurrencies, which have recently been on everyone’s lips thanks to the recent Bitcoin flight, technology is gradually finding its way into the middle of society. In addition to institutionalized adaptations, such as in logistics or the energy industry, the private use of blockchain-based solutions is increasingly coming into focus.
A fitting example of this is the Finney smartphone, a mobile phone released by Israeli blockchain start-up Sirin Labs. Sirin Labs has developed a proprietary ecosystem with Finney that is designed to combine consumer hardware with blockchain technology. Sirin denounces that the current generation of interconnected electronic devices put too little focus on security and sacrificed it in favor of optimizing the user experience. For a future-proof digital economy, however, sufficient protection of user data when using a device is indispensable. The blockchain named after Hal Finney, one of the bitcoiners of the first hour, is here to help.
Sirin Finney Specifications
Finney comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. It will also feature the Adreno 630 GPU. The device is said to have a 6-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9, running full HD+ (1080 x 2160) resolution. For photography, the phone comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera, with an aperture of f/1.8. At the front will be a 13-megapixel camera to click selfies.
Connectivity options include, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. All of this is said to be powered by a 3,000mAh battery. Finney is also said to feature a custom UI based on Android 8.0 Oreo and what Sirin Labs likes to call an “ultra-secure” fingerprint sensor.
Sirin Labs is already taking pre-orders for the phone on their website. The target price of the phone is set at $999 (approximately Rs 67,200), but there is a 10 percent discount on pre-order.