It’s the toolkit you need to build beautiful, seamless web3 mobile experiences, coming first on Saga, a flagship device from @Solanamobile.
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The new smartphone will feature a 6.6-inch screen and 512 GB of storage, as well as built-in private key security measures.
His jump into the mobile market reflects Yakovenko’s background as an engineer at Qualcomm, where he leads a group that builds technologies that leverage Samsung, LG and Google.
“Nearly 7 billion people use smartphones worldwide and more than 100 million people own digital assets. And both numbers will continue to increase,” said Solana co-founder Yakovenko. “The Saga will help set a new standard for the mobile web3 technology experience.”
Saga is the flagship product of Solana Labs’ new subsidiary, Solana Mobile. In addition to creating Saga, Solana Mobile will offer developers a set of tools to create crypto applications on the Solana blockchain.
According to a recent report, Solana is investing $10 million in a new ecosystem fund to incentivize developers to build apps that leverage the Solana Mobile Stack.
The new smartphone is available for pre-order with a $100 deposit and can cost up to $1,000, with Solana Mobile expected to ship the phone in early 2023.