Solana Saga, here is the previous Essentials encrypted phone datasheet

Solana Saga, the encrypted smartphone produced by OSOM, It will be the highest group of dynasties, at least from a hardware platform point of view: The American company, born from the ashes of Essential, has shared a data sheet in the past few hours and there are very few notes to pass on, starting with the SoC – a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 produced by TSMC up to The material, which is as noble as it was for Essential PH-1. Below is the data, then we can devote ourselves to some in-depth consideration:

  • Screen: 6.67 inch, AMOLED, FHD + 1080p, maximum refresh 120Hz
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
  • RAM: 12GB, LPDDR5
  • Storage: 512GB, UFS, expandable via micro SD (maximum 512GB)
  • cameras:
    • Main rear: 50 MP, OIS, f/1.8 . aperture
    • Rear Ultra Wide Camera: 12 MP, f / 2.4 . aperture
    • Front: 16 MP, f / 2.4 . aperture
  • Battery: 4110 mAh, supports wireless charging
  • Connectivity: 5G Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, UWB
  • Material: steel for the shell, ceramic for the back, titanium for the fittings on the casing
  • IP68 . Certification
  • Size: 164 x 75.3 x 8.4mm, Protruding Camera 1.8mm
  • Weight: 247 grams

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At the moment, the technical data sheet’s “weak spots” could be the photographic sector (we don’t know what the sensors are, and the lack of detail inevitably leads to a bit of doubt; moreover, there’s a lack of a telephoto that guarantees a little zoom optical), the screen (here also it is not clear which board it will be, and LTPO variable update technology does not seem to have been implemented) and reload speed, which is not specified.

The hardware platform aspect isn’t really to complain, though it’s true that when the smartphone was launched, in the spring of 2023, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should already be in circulation, which was also produced by TSMC but with a more refined process. Finally, being the same team that created the base phone, we can expect assembly and build quality that are perfectly in line with the most popular and popular devices in the arena.

Remember, Solana Saga was initially supposed to hit the market as OSOM OV1: the crypto/blockchain platform signed an agreement with the team born from the ashes of Essential (without, of course, the now uncomfortable presence of Andy Rubin, one of the founders and creators of Android). OSOM, an acronym for Out of sight, out of mindit was all about PRIVACY AND SECURITY; It’s unclear at this point if the company will release its own branded smartphones in the future or continue to work with Solana (or other partners).

Solana Saga will not be the first “crypto phone” to hit the market: HTC has already tried to explore this niche with the Exodus brand, but we can say with a good degree of confidence that the initiative does not appear to have been very successful. Solana said that the smartphone will be based on the “Solana Mobile Stack” – the norm will always be Android but will be enhanced with applications and services designed for blocks and cryptocurrencies, for example exchanges and wallets. The company has promised that the user can disable every encryption feature if they wish.

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