The world is still cuckoo about cryptocurrency, and leading OEM Samsung wants to capitalize on that on its next flagship device, the Galaxy S10.
Ben Geskin, a known leaker of matter mobile devices, has posted photos of what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S10. The phone has a rather interesting feature, called the ‘Samsung Blockchain Keystore’ that will allow users to import a crypto wallet or simply create a new one.
New #GalaxyS10 live images leak with ‘Samsung Blockchain KeyStore’
— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) January 23, 2019
This feature is found on the phone’s ‘Biometric and security’ menu and has the description ‘Samsung Blockchain KeyStore is a secure and convenient place for your cryptocurrency.’ It appears the wallet supports only Ethereum at the moment.
This is not the first time rumors arise that Samsung will ship flagship devices with built-in cryptocurrency wallet. SamMobile has previously reported the same thing before, but it said the crypto wallet will support Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and the Ethereum-based ERC20 tokens.
Though as a user, you are spoilt for choice with regards to third-party crypto wallets to choose from the apps store. Samsung is simply joining the bandwagon of companies selling cryptocurrency-ready phones. Other OEMs in this bandwagon include HTC, Sikur, and Sirin Labs.
And in other news, this leak also gives us a new look at Samsung forthcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S10. A phone reported will have a hole-punch camera as you can clearly see in the upper right corner. However, Geskin did not share any details other than the cryptocurrency wallet.
Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10+ (L to R), encased pic.twitter.com/Pk2gpXkXxn
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 19, 2019
Nonetheless, we have established that the S10 will come in three sizes as seen in the phone. The most powerful of the three being the 6.4-inch version, which will also have three rear cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor, and a dedicated Neural Processing Unit (NPU) as part of the new Exynos chip for wireless charging.
We will get you more information on Feb 20, when Samsung will be holding its event in San Francisco.