HTC re-emerges with a Bitcoin phone - the Exodus

There once was a time that I thought the apex of the phone / camera was the HTC One X.  It was superb back in the day.

Ultra Pixels.  Who remembers that?

Well, for a long long time, the HTC brand has been somewhat ... quiet.  I can't even remember what the last flagship they released was (btw, the last we kept track would have been the U12+).

There's been talk for a while of them releasing a new crypto phone, and well, here's the details they just sent over of the EXODUS 1 and the partnership with Bitcoin to have their wallet app built into the phone.

Check out the press release at the bottom.

As a quick view, for the $929CAD, here's the specs you get

  • 6.0" QuadHD
  • Snapdragon 845
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 12MP + 16MP / 8MP+8MP
  • 3500mAh
  • IP68
  • Edge Sense 2 (squeeze device controls) Announces Partnership with Telecommunications Manufacturer HTC
World’s leading telecom manufacturer strikes a partnership to support wallets and Bitcoin Cash on flagship products to be sold worldwide

TAIPEI, TAIWAIN -- September 16, 2019 –, one of the world’s oldest and most established cryptocurrency innovators with over 4 million wallet holders worldwide, and leading telecommunications manufacturer HTC have announced the beginning of a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership to drive innovation and adoption of crypto technologies.   

HTC is known for pushing the boundaries of technology with cutting edge, futuristic smartphones, and they have done it again. HTC’s flagship EXODUS 1 smartphone is now the first phone that provides Bitcoin Cash (BCH) support without having to download a BCH wallet from an app store. For existing EXODUS 1 users, updating the software on their devices will provide users with a wallet app pre-loaded on their devices.

Phil Chen, Decentralized Chief Officer at HTC said, “The EXODUS vision has always aligned itself towards public blockchains and its fundamental transformative nature of the future of money and the Internet. The Zion Vault is happy to support BCH natively in hardware for security to go hand in hand with the BCH blockchain as an alternative to dominant payment rails and platforms.”

For and HTC, this is the first step in a long journey together. Future plans include rolling out to offer special discounts when paying for phones in BCH, to sell the EXODUS phones on, and many more.’s CEO Stefan Rust said, “There are so many synergies between and HTC. We are very excited to be on this incredible journey together.”’s Executive Chairman Roger Ver also added, “'s partnership with HTC will enable Bitcoin Cash to be used as peer- to- peer electronic cash for all the EXODUS users around the world.”