Aptos Debuts $99 Crypto Smartphone to Rival Solana’s Saga

Layer-1 blockchain network Aptos introduces its affordably priced Web3 JamboPhone.

An astronaut in a space suit is standing behind an orange globe and Aptos logo background.
  • The Aptos Foundation has achieved a key milestone. 
  • The foundation debuted its flagship Web3 smartphone. 
  • The smartphone is already available in 40 countries. 

In a move challenging its rival network Solana, Layer-1 blockchain Aptos has entered a new partnership to facilitate the fusion of blockchain technology with everyday life via a Web3 smartphone.

According to a recent announcement, the Aptos Foundation has partnered with Jambo Technology to launch an affordably priced smartphone designed to enhance Web3 accessibility in developing economies across Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.

Aptos Launches $99 Crypto Smartphone

At the heart of Aptos Foundation’s latest partnership is the JamboPhone, a rival to Solana’s Saga.


“Priced at just $99 and already available in over 40 countries, the JamboPhone is more than a device; it's a bridge to the Aptos ecosystem, seamlessly integrated through pre-installed applications such as Petra, a leading Aptos-compatible wallet, and the Jambo App.” The statement read.

With the smartphone, Aptos aims to onboard new users into Web3 via the Jambo App. The application comes with a suite of customizable features and educational content on decentralized finance, gaming, and other Web3 verticals.

“By prioritizing accessibility and education, we aim to ensure that the benefits of technological advancement are accessible to all, paving the way for a more connected and empowered global community.” Aptos wrote.

The JamboPhone rivals Solana’s saga price-wise, given that the latter first launched at $1,000 before being discounted to $599. Saga’s second smartphone line is currently receiving pre-orders, priced at $500.

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