Leading South Korea smartphone maker, Samsung, together with Ground X, a blockchain subsidiary of Kakao, has rolled out a new variant of its flagship phone, Galaxy Note 10, according to a report by Wall Street Journal.
The new phone will be sold starting from today; however, it is currently limited to South Korea only. The new device is aimed at boosting the mainstream adoption of blockchain, according to people familiar with the matter.
In addition, the phone will include Klaytn’s various features, which aim at reducing the confusion surrounding blockchain technology, as the creator noted. Klaytn is a blockchain platform designed by Ground X.
Unlike the previous version of Galaxy Note 10, the new variant features several blockchain applications, including cryptocurrency wallet installed by the maker, and will be marketed as “KlaytnPhone,” the report confirmed.
Before the development, however, Kakao Group reportedly held talks with Samsung about possible blockchain cooperation and about an update on Samsung Blockchain Wallet to make it compatible with Klaytn Blockchain apps.
The KlaytnPhone buyers will receive an undisclosed amount of KLAY token, the native token of Klaytn, as reported.
Notably, Samsung is one of the largest producers of Electronics in the world that has deepened its steps in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The phone maker recently added to the number of digital currencies supported on the Samsung Galaxy S10 phone.
The device now supports a total of 33 coins, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Enjin Coin (ENJ), TrueUSD (TUSD), TrustVerse (TRV), LEO Token (LEO), USD Coin (USDC), Liveen (VEEN), 0x (ZRX), and others.
Dapps currently available on Samsung Galaxy S10 including, Enjin Wallet, PIBBLE, Foresting, Coinduck, Syrup Table, XWallet, CryptoDozer, LIVEEN, MyCryptoHeroes, and more.
On Sept. 3, Samsung filed a patent for a blockchain-enabled solid-state drive (SSD) to improve the speed and life span of blockchain-aware storage devices, according to a report by Decenter.