Finney, a smartphone from Sirin Labs, which is the world’s first blockchain smartphone, is now finally available for purchase. The phone, which was in the news since May last year, was originally announced in September 2017.
The Sirin Labs’ Finney is now available for purchase at a price of $1,000, which is around $100 more than the pre-order pricing. After completing crowdsale, the company has partnered with Foxconn and has already signed Leo Messi as its brand ambassador.
Going forward, the company is now planning to join the Amazon Launchpad program in January 2019, which should allow the company to bring its smartphone into customers’ hands much easier.
The device comes with a 6-inch Full HD+ notched display with 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. According to the company, the phone’s display has an oleophobic coating on top. Under the hood, the phone is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
Coming to the optics part, the phone features a single 12-megapixel camera sensor with f/1.8 aperture with focus on low-light imaging. On the front side, the phone features an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
In terms of software, the smartphone runs on the company’s own SIRIN OS which is an ultra-secure and Google-certified fork of Android, based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box. The company had earlier said that the secure open source operating system will also be licensed to interested OEMs. It is powered by a 3,280mAh battery.
The interesting offering of the phone is the cold storage cryptocurrency wallet, which isn’t connected to the internet in a measure to prevent hackers from gaining access to Bitcoins and to securely generate transactions. It also embeds a multi-layered cybersecurity suite comprising online and offline on-device cyber threat detection, protection from network attacks, host-based attacks, as well as unsecured device definitions.
Finney smartphone also comes with a unique concierge-like service called TCS (Token Conversion Service), allowing users to make crypto transactions for supported coins and tokens without the hassle of exchanges. At launch, TCS will support ETH (Etherium), BTC (Bitcoin), and SRN (Sirin Labs Tokens).