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Solana Mobile’s “Chapter 2” Sparks Frenzy With 30,000 Pre-Orders in 48 Hours

Solana Mobile, the blockchain-focused smartphone pioneer, is making waves again with its second foray into the hardware market.

Their latest device, aptly named “Chapter 2,” has racked up a staggering 30,000 pre-orders in just two days, surpassing the first year’s sales of its predecessor, the Solana Saga.

Chapter 2 builds upon the foundation laid by the Saga, offering a familiar experience with its powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 12GB RAM, and 512GB storage.

However, it comes at a more accessible price point of $450, compared to the Saga’s $599, making it a tempting proposition for a wider audience.

The phone’s core appeal lies in its simple integration with web3 technologies.

Like the Saga, it boasts a built-in crypto wallet, a customized Android operating system tailored for decentralized applications (dApps), and its own “dApp store” where users can explore and interact with the world of blockchain-powered apps.

Raj Gokal, co-founder of Solana and president of Solana Labs, expressed his excitement in a recent interview:

“The enthusiasm for Chapter 2 is truly humbling. It shows that there’s a growing appetite for smartphones that empower users to own their data and participate in the Web3 revolution.”

Our analysts at gmblockchain attribute the pre-order surge to several factors. Firstly, the lower price point removes a significant barrier to entry for many potential web3 lovers.

graph showing purchases of chapter 2 by geographical area
graph showing purchases of chapter 2 by geographical area

Secondly, Chapter 2 arrives amid mounting excitement for the growing web3 dApp ecosystem, with promising projects emerging in areas like decentralized finance (DeFi), gaming, NFT and social media.

Solana Mobile’s success paves the way for wider adoption of Web3 technologies within the mobile landscape.

Chapter 2’s strong pre-order numbers suggest that consumers are increasingly receptive to the possibilities of a crypto-powered future, where secure ownership of data and interaction with decentralized applications become the norm.

The next chapter for mobile technology just might be written on the blockchain.

Victor Chijoke

Passionate about blockchain, and the decentralized internet. A writer in the morning, goalie in the evening. The aim is to keep my readers informed about the ever-evolving world of web3 with a unique blend of expertise and storytelling.

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