30 January 2019
There have been numerous Galaxy S10 leaks so far and if one thing that is common among them is the mention of a display panel with a punch hole. This punch hole meant to house the selfie camera for providing maximum possible viewing area without having to add a notch. And now, there is a new leak showing Galaxy S10 display with an in-display camera but also with a native cryptocurrency wallet.
The leak has been shared by the well-known tipster and renders maker Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) in collaboration with Gregory Blake (@GregiPfister89). They have shared two images where the first one shows a Galaxy S10 unit with Samsung Blockchain KeyStore setup screen. It seems to be the official name for Samsung's cryptocurrency wallet as the description reads, "Samsung BlockChain KeyStore is a secure and convenient place for your cryptocurrency."
The second image shows that the cryptocurrency wallet supports creating a completely new wallet as well as importing an existing one. It means for those who already have their cryptocurrencies stored in some other wallet, they can choose to import them to Samsung's own offering. It further shows Etherium (ETH) is the only supported cryptocurrency but SamMobile reports that there will also be support for more like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and ERC20. As for security purposes, it is said to support biometric methods for authenticating the ownership to the wallet.
It should be noted that the smartphone shown in the leaked images is the Galaxy S10 as it has a single selfie camera. The Galaxy S10+ is said to feature dual selfie cameras. In another recent leak, it is claimed that Samsung would be introducing reverse wireless charging with the upcoming flagships. The launch for the Galaxy S10 series is set for February 20th with rumored pricing of around $2,000 for the top variant.