HTC Exodus 1s brings full bitcoin node support and hardware wallet

Joanna Estrada
October 20, 2019

The Exodus 1 has a little brother, HTC announced earlier today - the Exodus 1s. Now, the company has made good on that promise, unveiling the budget-friendly Exodus 1s.

If you're serious about crypto, the new HTC Exodus 1s might be up your alley. "Full nodes are the most important ingredient in the resilience of the Bitcoin network and we have lowered the barrier to entry for any person to run a node".

Although the device is technically capable of running a full Bitcoin node, Exodus 1s owners will need to purchase an additional MicroSD card to actually do so, since the entire Bitcoin blockchain now exceeds the phone's internal capacity at nearly 250GB. Bitcoin node support will be added to the original Exodus 1 too, HTC confirmed.

The HTC Exodus 1s ships with HTC's Zion Wallet installed. According to HTC, the Exodus 1s is the world's first smartphone that can run a full Bitcoin node, which means that transactions can be performed and verified directly on the device instead of using a third-party. The device also features a 5.7-inch 720p display, fingerprint sensor on the rear, and a 13-megapixel primary camera.

The product will be initially available for users in Europe, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, while other regions such as Taiwan, Switzerland and Germany will see launches at a later date, the firm noted. While it's true that the Exodus 1s' specs are quite unimpressive, they're not the phone's selling point.

What is your opinion on HTC's new Exodus 1s smartphone?

The full Bitcoin ledger is around 260GB right now, and increases by 60GB per year; the phone itself only has 64GB of storage, but that ledger can be stored on a 400GB+ SD card, which is sold separately.

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