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Solana’s Saga smartphone gross sales dramatically underperform regardless of constructive opinions

Solana's Saga smartphone sales dramatically underperform despite positive reviews

Solana Labs co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko responded to underwhelming gross sales of his agency’s smartphone in an interview with Unchained Crypto on Dec 5.

The agency unveiled its Android smartphone, Saga, in June 2022 and launched the system in 2023. The corporate aimed to supply customers with a tool tailor-made to web3. Particularly, it promised an app retailer separate from Google and Apple’s app shops in an effort to bypass these corporations’ restrictive cryptocurrency insurance policies.

Within the interview, host Laura Shin highlighted Saga’s “underwhelming” gross sales, noting that solely 2,500 telephones have been bought.

Regardless of the low gross sales, Yakovenko described constructive suggestions, stating:

“We labored with a a 3rd celebration, proper … [it was] superior to construct this system, and it’s I feel a very, actually good system. We bought actually good opinions from the those that bought it. The Solana tremendous followers, they cherished it.”

Yakovenko added that Solana believed it wanted to succeed in 25,000 to 50,000 gross sales earlier than different builders would possibly really feel compelled to ship functions.

Future unclear

On whether or not Solana will proceed to push ahead with cellular gadgets, Yakovenko implied that there’s much less want for such merchandise. He famous that, since mid-2022, progressive internet apps have lowered the necessity for devoted gadgets and apps.

Concerning future Solana gadgets, he stated:

“… We’d have to actually give it some thought and determine [whether there is] a spot for nearly like a wise pockets, a less expensive model that any person who’s an iPhone person would use as a secondary system … however we haven’t seen a ton of sign [as to] whether or not that’s a compelling sufficient form of factor to to promote 50,000 models of.”

Shin additionally commented on an alleged vulnerability in Saga reported by the safety agency CertiK in November. Yakovenko denied that there was any vulnerability, explaining that the safety agency rooted the cellphone and displayed a Bitcoin pockets that had been hacked. He implied this discovering was partly irrelevant as a result of the Solana stack “doesn’t help Bitcoin.”



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