Goodbye OSOM OV1: the smartphone with Essential soul will be replaced
You will remember OSOM OV1, the device that should have brought a breath of fresh air in the smartphone market sector, born from a group of former Essential employees. They arrive bad news for those who anxiously awaited him.
OSOM just announced on Twitter that it will partner with the company Solana for the realization of Solana Sagaan Android smartphone tightly integrated with the blockchain of Solana and suitable for transactions according to the protocol Web3particularly suitable for the management of digital assets such as tokens and NFTs.
Also Jason Keatsthe founder and CEO of OSOM who had enthusiastically described the OV1 smartphone his company was developing, confirmed the partnership with Solana, and that the OSOM OV1 will become Solana Saga.
From what we expected a particular Android device but suitable for a wide audience of users, focused purely on the aspect of privacy and the sipped sharing of personal data, now we must expect a device even more niche.
Probably the new Solana Saga will not be conceived for the daily use we make of Android smartphones, and most likely it will not officially arrive in European markets. Given its specs on paper, at least from a blockchain perspective, we also expect that it won’t be cheap.
As reported by 9to5Google, the Solana Saga should arrive on the market with the specifications that had to be of the OSOM OV1: processor Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, 12 GB of RAM, a display of 6.55 “ at 120 Hz, a 4,100 mAh with wireless charging, a main camera from 50 MP and a wide-angle camera from 12 MP. Even for the design we do not expect changes compared to how OSOM OV1 should have been.
The new Solana Saga can be reserved by paying a deposit of $ 100 only by users Americans. Market launch is expected to take place by first quarter of 2023.