Solana to Double Down on Saga Success With Second Smartphone

Solana Mobile’s move to introduce a new smartphone, after Saga’s success, with upgraded features and a revised pricing strategy.

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  • Solana Mobile plans a new smartphone following the Saga’s success.
  • The new device promises improved hardware and a more attractive price.
  • Saga saw rapid sellout after the surge of BONK.

Following the mixed initial reception of their first device, the Saga, Solana Mobile wants to capitalize on the unexpected success of the device. 

After Saga phones sold out, largely due to the surge of the BONK tokens they were bundled with, Solana Mobile is now poised to release a second smartphone. Retaining key features like a crypto wallet and custom software, the new device is expected to offer enhanced hardware and a more competitive price. 

Solana Mobile’s Second Smartphone Launch

Solana Mobile is reportedly gearing up to launch a second smartphone following the unexpected success of its first crypto-enabled device, the Saga. 


The upcoming smartphone is expected to retain core features from the Saga, including a built-in crypto wallet, customized Android software, and a specialized dApp store catering to crypto apps.

While specifics on the new hardware are not detailed, it is anticipated that the device will have improvements over the Saga and will be offered at a more competitive price. The Saga’s original launch price was $1,000, which was later adjusted to $599.

Solana Saga Sells Out on BONK Craze

The Saga’s demand surged in December, largely driven by the inclusion of 30 million BONK tokens with each phone. These tokens, at their peak, exceeded the phone’s cost, contributing to the device’s rapid sellout and high demand in secondary markets.


Post-launch, the price of bonk tokens fell, but the Saga continued to see interest, with some units selling for much higher prices on platforms like eBay.

On the Flipside

  • Despite selling out, Solana’s Saga phone was not well received by the tech community. For instance, one tech influencer dubbed it the “worst phone” of 2023. 
  • The widespread adoption of crypto-enabled smartphones faces challenges, bridging the gap in understanding and usability for average consumers unfamiliar with cryptocurrencies.

Why This Matters

Mobile phones are the biggest platform on which users access the web. A crypto-enabled phone, therefore, has the potential to become a key entry point for users to interact with Web3. 

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David Marsanic

David Marsanic is a journalist for DailyCoin who covers the intersection of crypto, traditional finance, and government. He focuses on institutionalized crypto entities like major cryptocurrency exchanges and Solana, breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand writing. David's prior experience as a business journalist at various crypto and traditional news sites has enabled him to maintain a critical approach to news while adhering to high journalistic integrity standards.