Image of the back of HTC U11
Image of the back of HTC U11. ZDNet

Smartphone manufacturer HTC will be launching a new limited edition of its Exodus 1, which will provide support for Binance Chain, the company announced in a blog post on 12 November.

According to the report, this limited edition blockchain phone will be the world’s first to integrate Binance’s blockchain, providing support for its decentralized exchange and token.

The Exodus 1 Binance Edition will integrate its native crypto wallet app, the Zion Vault, with Binance DEX, which will allow its users to trade on the platform through the phone itself.


Phil Chen, HTC’s Decentralized Chief Officer, said in the blog post:

“We are excited to be supporting the Binance Chain and its DEX, which provides our community with the biggest spread and most liquid crypto exchange along with the trust minimization principle of empowering users to own their private keys and manage their personal bitcoin node comprehensively.”

The new phone will also come with the Binance app and Binance’s Trust Wallet already installed on the device. It will soon become available on the official HTC website, priced at $599, and will also be available for purchase through cryptocurrencies.

Changpeng Zhao, Binance’s CEO, said that smartphones are the “most natural devices” to be used for hardware wallets, as users are always holding on to them.

CZ further said that:

“The implications are profound and far-reaching. The most innovative smartphone makers are racing to adopt crypto. We are delighted to support and work with HTC EXODUS to make sure its users can access Binance Chain and DEX to help people access crypto and exchange anywhere.”

Last month HTC launched its Exodus 1s blockchain smartphone, which had a built-in hardware wallet and the capability of supporting a full Bitcoin node, provided that customers added an extra SD card to expand its memory.

Thanks to its built-in hardware wallet, the phone could hold multiple cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Binance Coin (BNB).