Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to Feature Crypto Wallet, SDK in Plans – Report
South Korean media outlets are confirming that Samsung’s newest flagship phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, will feature a cryptocurrency wallet.
The new device, a phone-tablet, is set to be released tomorrow (August 7), and will likely feature the same wallet hardware as the Galaxy S10, released earlier this year.
Per media outlet New Daily, Samsung will likely include a wallet on all forthcoming flagship handsets for the foreseeable future, including the Galaxy Fold – slated for release sometime in September.
Counterpoint Research, an industry analysis firm, estimates that the combined sales of the Galaxy Note 10 will reach 9.7 million units this year, similar to that of the 9.6 million units posted by the Galaxy Note 9 last year.
As reported, Samsung’s mobile division said in May that it is looking to expand its blockchain activities and will “provide support for blockchain-powered services on forthcoming devices.”
Also, New Daily states that Samsung also intends to release a software blockchain development kit named the Samsung Blockchain SDK “at the end of the year.”
Samsung has been expanding the range of decentralized apps (dapps) available for smartphone users whose phones come with the Samsung Blockchain Keystore feature (it’s available in a limited number of countries, such as South Korea, the U.S. and Canada). There are now 17 dapps available via the Keystore. These are:
- Original four dapps: Cosmee, Enjin, CoinDuck and CryptoKitties
- Recently added dapps: The Hunters; Berry Pick; MyCryptoHeroes; Pundi X’s X-Wallet; Misetoktok; Syrup Table, Lympo, Pibble, aFan, Foresting, Jupiter, Mars and Crypto Dozer
Meanwhile, the Samsung Group’s IT services arm, Samsung SDS, has finalized a blockchain deal with the Port of Busan, the country’s largest port. The company has completed a series of pilots with the port, and says it is ready to begin commercial blockchain shipments in October.
According to news outlet Energy Kyungjae, Samsung SDS says an initial five partner companies will make use of its blockchain platform in the port, with a further 10 transport partners also ready to begin enabling blockchain-powered cargo transport.