New Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S10, will include storage for private cryptocurrency keys.
Samsung announced the launch of its new phone in Seoul, San Francisco and London, which includes the Samsung Knox function. According to the press release:
“Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as a secure storage backed by hardware, which houses your private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services.”
There were umors regarding the phone’s possible configuration and support for cryptocurrency wallets and DApps. Images surfaced last month that allegedly portrayed a “Samsung Blockchain Keystore” on the Galaxy S10. The reportedly leaked pictures featured an Ethereum (ETH) wallet option in the “supported cryptocurrencies” list.
Samsung is not the only major smartphone producer to have implemented crypto-related capabilities into smartphones. HTC has unveiled “the first native blockchain phone,” HTC Exodus, which will launch with support for multiple blockchains, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum networks.
In December 2018, Sirin Labs launched Finney, the ‘world’s first’ blockchain smartphone.