- Solana Mobile announced that they have received over 100,000 pre-orders for the highly anticipated Saga Chapter 2 smartphone, surpassing expectations.
- This impressive number was achieved in less than 30 days since the device was announced.
- According to Anatoly Yakovenko, co-founder of Solana, the involvement of users and the $45 million raised makes the project’s economy more “viable.”
Solana Mobile’s official Twitter account confirmed the milestone, expressing gratitude for the overwhelming support and announcing the closing of the Founder Window and the limited-time preorder price of $450 within 48 hours.
Anatoly Yakovenko highlighted the significance of user involvement in simplifying the project’s implementation. He explained that the first device had stricter financial limits, but with $45 million in funding, the sales economics of the second device are more favorable and sustainable.
Yakovenko also emphasized that, similar to the first smartphone, Saga Chapter 2 will have special features designed for the digital asset industry. Integration with the Solana blockchain will be a key focus for the device.
Yakovenko believes that the potential user base of the new smartphone is approaching the critical mass required to attract application developers in the blockchain ecosystem. He highlighted that Solana’s online store does not impose the 20% to 30% commission charged by Google and Apple for software sellers.
The company announced that, with the achievement of 100,000 pre-orders, they are ready to move forward with the next steps of the project. Pre-orders will be closed on February 14, 2024.
It is worth mentioning that a recent unusual experiment involving the Saga smartphone and a microwave oven led to a surge in NFT sales, further generating interest in Solana Mobile’s offerings.