While many cryptocurrency enthusiasts were eagerly awaiting the Galaxy Unpacked 2019 events in San Francisco and London because of rumours of integrated cryptocurrency wallets in the new flagship devices, the presentations ended with no mention of crypto whatsoever.
Indeed, a highly impressive foldable phone with three displays, edge-to-edge screens on all of the devices, triple camera setups, 5g connectivity support, wireless charging for third party devices via the phone and a new range of accessories could easily overshadow cryptocurrency support in the eyes of the average viewer.
For die-hard crypto enthusiasts however, this might have been a missed opportunity for crypto to receive worldwide recognition in front of a packed hall and almost a million viewers online.
Samsung did finally give an official confirmation of the rumours immediately after the presentations ended. Revealing the final specifications, the company announced:
“Security: 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.”
With upwards of 70,000,000 device sales in Q4 2018 alone, Samsung could still be a major factor in cryptocurrency adoption. However, cryptocurrency enthusiasts will have to be the ones to market this feature of the Galaxy phone – as Samsung had other plans for their 2-hour presentation.