- Solana Mobile’s new crypto smartphone Chapter 2 has already received 60,000 preorders, showing immense interest in the successor to its first phone Saga.
- Chapter 2 is priced at $450, cheaper than the original Saga, to make Solana’s crypto phones more accessible to blockchain enthusiasts.
- Solana Mobile has introduced a referral program with prizes like NFTs to spur Chapter 2 preorders, as the company expands in the blockchain phone market.
Solana Mobile, the blockchain startup’s crypto-focused phone line, has seen immense interest for its next generation device called Chapter 2. The successor to Solana’s hit phone Saga has already garnered 60,000 preorders, showing the excitement surrounding crypto mobile tech.
High Demand for Chapter 2
Chapter 2, the follow-up to Solana Mobile’s first smartphone Saga, reached 60,000 preorders in just three weeks, according to a Solana spokesperson. The tentative shipping date for Chapter 2 is 2025.
Anatoly Yakovenko, Solana co-founder and CEO of Solana Labs, said “The response to Solana Mobile has been incredible. Since Chapter 2 was announced, we’ve had over 60,000 preorders and built a real community of dedicated users.”
Cheaper Price Point
Initially unveiled last June, Saga first retailed for $1,000 before its price dropped to $599. Chapter 2 allows for an even cheaper entry point to Solana’s crypto phones at $450.
The company lowered costs to make its mobile products more accessible to crypto enthusiasts. Saga sold out in the U.S. on December 15, showing the appetite for blockchain phones.
Solana Mobile has a referral leaderboard for Chapter 2, with prizes like NFTs and ecosystem rewards for top referrers. The first leaderboard snapshot is February 6. All preorder wallets will get a preorder token after each snapshot.
The Blockchain Phone Market
Solana is joining other crypto companies like HTC in making mobile devices focused on blockchain technology. With significant interest already surrounding Chapter 2, Solana is poised to further grow the crypto phone market.