According to the latest release by Samsung Australia via Twitter, it is now clear Galaxy S10 blockchain and cryptocurrency smartphone will only be available for three countries: United States, South Korea and Canada.
This stage it is only available to the US, Canada and Korea. If any updates are available you will be notified.
— Samsung Australia (@SamsungAU) February 28, 2019
In February, the South Korean-based technology bull Samsung officially rolled out a brand new Galaxy S10 handset with distributed ledger technology (DLT) and crypto-wallet features included. The entire crypto community was excited about the development and the opportunities it would create globally.
Millions of Samsung users from all corners of the world were waiting to use a smartphone having cold wallet capabilities, but this has not happened for all users – perhaps it will happen in the future.
The new Galaxy S10 handset is available on more than 70 countries around the globe and intends to be accessible in over 130 countries before April ends. Due to this latest narrative, very many buyers in the market are dissatisfied about the datum that the cryptocurrency wallet integration will only be accessible and used by the chosen few (U.S., Canada & Korea).
However, the electronics conglomerate did not give information concerning the places where the wallet functionality would be open. Users (consumers) in these three countries can access the functionality by going in their “phone settings” under “biometrics and security.” After that, users can go ahead and download the “Blockchain Keystore App” directly from “Android Play Store” – APKMirror (a site for Android download). Albeit, for several users, a message seems that it can’t successfully connect to the server, and also the downloaded app can’t go beyond an introduction message.
Recently, Samsung declared that the crypto wallet in Galaxy S10 only supports Ethereum (ETH) and ERC20 (Ethereum-derived) coins. It doesn’t support Bitcoin (BTC).
“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,” Samsung noted.
Several technology companies have started developing interests in blockchain and crypto. For instance, Huawei plans to manufacture a smartphone that is able to un DLT Apps, HTC released a Blockchain phone that aims to build the future of internet, LG’s mobile carrier is trying to roll out a cross-carrier DLT-based payments service for all overseas voyagers, and very many companies.