Samsung's latest flagship phone will include a dedicated secure storage function designed for cryptocurrency private keys.
The Galaxy S10, formally unveiled Wednesday, includes a new function targeted toward cryptocurrency users in the form of the Samsung Knox, the world's largest smartphone producer announced.
In a press release, Samsung explained:
The S10 comes with an upgraded camera system that features "advanced intelligence," the ability to charge other phones wirelessly, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage (on the base model) and a number of other features, according to the release.
Further details about the Knox solution were not immediately available, and Samsung did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Still, the S10 joins a slowly growing line of smartphones designed with cryptocurrencies in mind, including HTC's EXODUS 1 and Sirin Labs' Finney, both of which were announced last year. However, Samsung is the largest phone manufacturer to unveil a blockchain feature in a phone to date, and unlike either of its competitors, may see the widest distribution.
Rumors that the Galaxy S10 might include a crypto wallet have been circulating since last year, though the firm did not formally confirm these until Wednesday.
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