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World's first blockchain-connected smartphone Finney from SIRIN Labs gets detailed specs

Finney will be available for purchase in H2 of 2018 through SRN tokens. (Source: SIRIN Labs)
Finney will be available for purchase in H2 of 2018 through SRN tokens. (Source: SIRIN Labs)
SIRIN Labs managed to raise US$157.8 million for Finney's launch. The first ever block-chain connected smartphone will be released at some point in H2 2018, and the list of features now includes a high-end Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. It will also pack a highly secure cold storage crypto wallet and a host of hardware security features for all the virtual currency fans.

Back in 2017, SIRIN Labs was announcing the first ever blockchain-connected smartphone named Finney with all sorts of nifty crypto features, however, the actual specs of the phone were a bit sketchy. Meanwhile, the London-based company managed to raise US$157.8 million in order to build Finney, and, just recently, it announced the final specs and features of the smartphone.

For the blockchain–related features, Finney will be integrating a secure cold storage wallet that supports all major cryptocurrencies and tokens plus SIRIN Labs' own token (SRN). The phone is also running A heavily modified Andorid 8.1 system called Sirin OS, which is specifically designed to enable fast P2P resource sharing through state of the art distributed ledger tech. Some of the security measures coming with Finney include the behavioral-based intrusion prevention system, hardware switch for wallet protection, encrypted VoIP/text/emails, and three-factor authentication (biometric + lock pattern + behavioral).

As far as the actual phone specs are concerned, Finney went through a bit of a downgrade overall. The 2017 specs were promising 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage, a 12 MP selfie cam and a 16 MP rear cam, but the latest specs only offer 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, an 8 MP selfie cam and a 12 MP rear cam. SIRIN Labs also finally decided that Finney should be powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC and the phone will integrate a 6-inch 18:9 FHD+ screen instead of the previously announced 5.2-inch screen. Additionally, Finney will sport a 3000+ mAh battery.

One thing SIRIN Labs did not change is the MSRP of US$999. The company intends to launch Finney in H2 of 2018, but buyers will need to first purchase the proprietary SRN tokens and pay with those.

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-05-10 (Update: 2018-05-10)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.