Solana Saga smartphones are experiencing a sudden surge in demand as crypto traders realize their value extends beyond the hardware cost, thanks to an airdrop of BONK meme coins. With the U.S. stock depleted and European supplies dwindling, attention turns to whether Solana Labs will produce more devices or unveil a next-generation phone. The startup, composed of Solana’s founders, remains open to possibilities, emphasizing the evaluation of both demand and developer interest in expanding the Saga ecosystem before making any decisions.
A Solana Labs representative expressed excitement about the increased momentum and interest in Saga, highlighting the priority of listening to the community to gauge current and future demand. However, specifics about the level of demand required for additional device production were not disclosed. The representative encouraged submissions to the Solana dApp store, aiming to strengthen Saga’s role as the gateway for web3 developers into the loyal and committed Solana community.
Launched in April, Solana Saga offers an Android smartphone with enhanced crypto integrations, initially priced at $999 during a bear market. Despite a subsequent price reduction to $599 in August, early sales appeared modest, primarily attracting Solana enthusiasts. With the recent surge, Solana Labs navigates decisions regarding the Saga’s future and the growth of Solana’s mobile ecosystem, as initial data suggests only a limited number of devices were sold in the initial months.