Solana Mobile opened pre-orders for new smartphone

Solana Mobile has opened pre-orders for a new Saga smartphone.

According to the company’s website, the new hardware product is cheaper than the first Solana crypto phone and will ship in the first half of 2025. Successor entries will be limited to one person and five per family for $450.

“Almost overnight, Solana Mobile’s Saga became the most rewarding experience on a phone ever and sold out. You know that story. Now it’s time for the next part of the epic, with our sights set on new horizons and global availability.”

Solana website

The design and other characteristics have yet to be disclosed, but the developers have presented a referral program. Users can invite friends to order a smartphone and receive rewards from the Solana ecosystem for this. Also, the new product will have the same characteristics as the previous model: a built-in crypto wallet, custom software for Android, and a decentralized application store.

The hype around the Bonk project tokens (BONK) led to Solana management temporarily closing sales on Saga.

From launch, all phone holders could claim 30 million BONK. In mid-December, Saga sales increased tenfold. As a result, the price of the smartphone on the secondary market reached $5,000, while Solana was selling the gadget for $600.

Solana sold out all its smartphone models in less than a week. Later, another airdrop was held among Saga owners. This time, the meme coin project Samoyedcoin (SAMO) was behind the giveaway. 20,000 users received free tokens.

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