As we are coming closer to February 20th – the expected Samsung Galaxy S10 launch date – newer leaks have reached the surface.
The rumours about a built-in hardware wallet in the new flagship device by the Korean giant have been running for months. Samsung officials had reportedly dismissed the claims in a private correspondence with CoinTelegraph, stating:
“we are unable to provide any information as the below is rumour and speculation.”CoinTelegraph, https://cointelegraph.com/news/samsung-dismisses-galaxy-s10-crypto-wallet-reports-as-rumor-and-speculation
However, amongst numerous leaks focusing on punch hole camera cutouts and the presence of a headphone jack, there are some that are also confirming the previously denied cold storage wallet rumours.
The photos of phone are consistent with other leaks of the device, while “Samsung Blockchain KeyStore” does match a trademark filed by Samsung in the EU in 2018.
With less than a month before the official announcement, cryptocurrency enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the news. While Samsung selling only 220 million smartphones between Q1 and Q3 in 2018 has been seen as disappointing compared to previous years for the South Korean giant, reaching similar numbers with a phone that doubles as a hardware wallet for cryptocurrencies could be one of the major drivers of cryptocurrency adoption in 2019.