Solana Saga, the phone formerly known as OSOM OV1, now has an official list of hardware specifications. The phone was created by the former Essential Inc. team responsible for the PH-1 model, and some of the “DNA” of that model can be found here as well. However, in addition to the high-end hardware that this model will reportedly incorporate, its software features will be what will make it stand out, especially for those who are Solana blockchain users.
Solana Saga looks to be a “regular” flagship that will run blockchain-linked software
Solana Mobile has announced the full list of specs for its first phone, and they seem worthy of a genuine flagship. We’re talking about a large 6.67″ OLED panel display at 120 Hz (Full HD+ resolution), 12 GB of RAM, 512 internal storage, and a Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset, Qualcomm’s most powerful model to date. Of course, when the Solana Saga launches, it will be the previous generation model, as it’s not scheduled to ship until 2023.
It’s not bad on the camera front either, with a 50-megapixel main sensor with stabilisation and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera. The front camera comes with 16 megapixels. It’s curious though that this phone will be very heavy at 247 grams, given that it has a battery capacity of just 4,110 mAh. At least water resistance to IP68 standard is present, as is Android 13 from the factory.
The phone will be built using Victus Gorilla Glass, so it should also offer some shock and scratch resistance, and OSOM’s packaging promises that it will integrate a charging cable with security features that can “cut” the data connection at the push of a button.
It remains to be seen whether such a phone could attract a large enough audience around it. While at the time of this partnership the cryptocurrency market was on an upward trend, and NFTs were still popular, now a blockchain phone doesn’t make as much sense, given that activity in the crypto space has declined significantly.