Samsung Galaxy S10 images show embedded cryptocurrency wallet

Kelley Robertson
January 26, 2019

A set of freshly leaked images give a detailed glimpse at what could be Samsung's yet-to-be-released flagship phone, the Galaxy S10.

Since there is nearly one month left until the February 20 Galaxy Unpacked event, it would not be surprising to see the aforementioned smart wearable making its first public appearance alongside the Galaxy S10 family.

Samsung also took the opportunity to point out that while the Galaxy A9 Pro will not officially go on sale until Feb 28, those who purchases one before March 31 will also receive a 10,000 mAh capacity battery pack for free. In this case, however, we can see the inclusion at Samsung's new Blockchain KeyStore app. Apple and Samsung, and more recently in Asia, Xiaomi, have been battling for market share and are constantly adding new features to their smartphones in each new iteration to lure users from one brand to the other. The photos show that the app supports Ethereum (ETH), and in the phone's settings we can see a way to "secure and manage your blockchain private key".

"On a more practical note, the ease of crypto support inbuilt into mobile phone tech will definitely be a boon for adoption due to the ease of use this promises".

In July of past year, Samsung Insights reported that the most secure device to run a cryptocurrency wallet on is a mobile phone due to the presence of a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). The bad news is it may be for South Korea only.

Smartphones have succeeded due to their simplistic design, ease of use, and the fact they've become an nearly necessary device for those seeking to stay in touch with friends, family, and business contacts.

Dr Prash P., the CEO of leading Australian cryptocurrency broker Caleb and Brown, agrees that a Samsung Bitcoin wallet would be significant for the cryptocurrency industry. The phones arrive with the expected Infinity-O screen that debuted with the Galaxy A8s, which has holes for the front camera.

The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro follows on from the Galaxy A9 which was launched in late 2018.

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