Photos show Samsung Galaxy S10 will support blockchain storage

Photos show Samsung Galaxy S10 will support blockchain storage
Invented in 2008 to keep track of cryptocurrency transactions, blockchains are a method used to store records with code. It is made up of a series of "blocks," with each one containing coded information from the previous block, data related to a transaction, and a timestamp. It is a peer-to-peer network, and if one block is altered, all of the others in the chain must be, too. And since that would require the majority approval from the network users, blockchains are considered to be protected from any manipulation or hacking.

We've already seen a couple of high profile phones released with blockchain support. There is the Finney from Sirin Labs, and the HTC Exodus 1; both of these handsets are marketed to cryptocurrency traders. One phone designed for the mass market that will apparently support blockchain storage is the Samsung Galaxy S10. Photos posted on Twitter by a gentleman named Gregory Blake seem to show that the upcoming flagship will support Samsung's blockchain initiative.

Based on the images, the Samsung Galaxy S10 will allow users to import a secure cryptocurrency wallet from another source, or create a new one. And it also appears that users will be able to call on the device to access and store data using a blockchain. One of the photos shows that Ethereum is the only cryptocurrency supported by the phone, but that could change by the time the Galaxy S10 is unwrapped on February 20th.

It is a smart move on Sammy's part since many expect blockchain creation to rise sharply in the next few years.We wouldn't be surprised to see more phone manufacturers add similar features to their handsets over the next year or two.

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Galaxy S10
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh
Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

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14 Comments

1. notfair

Posts: 745; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I mean, they are baking everything into this phone...

2. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Except for a 7nm processor for most of the world

3. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 115; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

Is 1 nm that big of a difference for you !! Who cares about that!!

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I CARE!! And is there a small forehead and a chin still???? LOLZZZ

11. wickedwilly

Posts: 701; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Yet you do not care about the all-around bezels and extra chin in the forehead Apple calls a notch, nice hypocrisy that!

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Note "7FF" and "8LPP" are TSMC/Samsung's madeup marketing names TSMC's "7FF" claims to offer 1.6X logic density, ~20% speed improvement, and ~40% power reduction compared to their "10FF" Samsung's "8LPP" claims to offers 10% area reduction and 10% lower power consumption compared their "10LPP" Although luckily for Samsung, it appears TSMC hasn't quite met their speed and power reduction promises. So the gap isn't quite as bad as those numbers say

5. AbhiD

Posts: 813; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Yes, more bloat as if Samsung UI was lacking in it. I mean who the fcuk even uses Blockchain on their smartphones? Probably one in a Million retard.

13. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

No one force you to use it, average users didn't even know it's there.

9. Cat97

Posts: 1897; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Including a chin and even a small forehead :(

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Still much better screen-to-body ratio than any iPhone.

4. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Finally i will be able to store my $XRP on the phone.

6. Jrod99

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

A flat screen version. That’s good. Bring them back.

7. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Is that the front facing camera on the top right? Kinda awkward I must say.

8. redmd

Posts: 1939; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That punch hole camera didnt grow on me. I might get the Note9 till everyone get it right.

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