The S10 is shown to be geared with a hole-punch display and a cryptocurrency cold wallet. Leaked photos of the smartphone appeared on Twitter on the 23rd of January
Speculation on the Galaxy S10 arose last year around November when Samsung moved for a European trademark for Blockchain Key Box, Blockchain KeyStore, and Blockchain Core. Now the rumors appear to be bona fide with leaked images as evidence showing the unreleased smartphone processing a cold wallet and a hole-punch display.
The cold wallet is apparently called the Samsung Blockchain KeyStore where users can ‘secure and manage’ their own ‘blockchain private key’.
The Galaxy S10 will launch next month, in February.
SamMobile got a hold of the images which was then posted by Twitter user Ben Geskin.
The Galaxy S10: What We Know So Far
BGR tells the new smartphone will have a cold storage wallet and a secondary wallet with a capability to import wallets from other providers. The wallet can hold BTC, ETH, and BCH. Based on the leaked images, ETH support is verified.
For the security of the wallet, Samsung will not have access to the user’s cold wallet data. Recovering the wallet will require a 12 to 24-word phrase ensuring public and private keys are safely stored
The S10 is also said to feature a Bitcoin app where authentication is required by means of a PIN or a fingerprint to access the cold wallet.