In 2023, Solana Labs is going to release its own mobile phone, Saga. It is set to introduce new crypto experiences for pros and newbies.
Solana (SOL) Unveils Mobile Stack and Own Android Smartphone
On Jun.23, 2022, Solana Labs’ CEO and founder Anatoly Yakovenko announced the launch of Solana’s mobile stack and upcoming smartphone.
Solana Mobile Stack (SMS) is an ecosystem of Solana-centric mobile applications for Android devices. Among other things, it includes Mobile Wallet Adapter that allows integrating Solana (SOL) wallets into mobile applications, and its native Web3 payment system Solana Pay.
More applications will be released in Solana’s dApps store. SMS developer kit (SDK) is the first element of the upcoming Solana (SOL) mobile ecosystem; it is now available for Web3 devs.
In terms of hardware, the upcoming Solana’s mobile phone Saga will be a competitor to core high-end models with its Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 6.67” OLED display, 12GB RAM, and 512GB of storage.
Solana (SOL) Nodes are Now One Step Closer to End Users
Solana’s early investor Vinny Lingham claimed that this release is as crucial for Solana as the iPhone presentation was for Apple.
In terms of market adoption, Solana’s mobile stack unlocks new opportunities for Web3 enthusiasts, developers, traders, holders, and so on. As such, its inception can introduce Solana (SOL) blockchain nodes to a new generation of Web3 enthusiasts and businesses.
Saga’s expected retail price is estimated at $1,000; a whitelisting campaign was organized in May, 2022. To boost its adoption, Solana Labs established a $10 mln fund for mobile devs.
GetBlock Offers Resource-Efficient Shared and Dedicated Solana (SOL) Nodes
GetBlock, a leading blockchain nodes provider, has been offering shared and dedicated nodes for Solana’s decentralized applications since Q1, 2022. As such, it can be a go-to solution for the first developers of Solana’s mobile stack.
Solana’s shared and dedicated nodes can be accessed through WebSockets and JSON-RPC methods. GetBlock guarantees 99% uptime; Solana (SOL) nodes are available in both free and and paid tariff plans.