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Samsung Galaxy S10 vs other cryptocurrency supporting smartphones

Smart technology is teaming up. With new smartphones integrating blockchain-based currencies into their systems; it is clear that the fourth industrial revolution is here.

Written by Eugene Madondo Published on

Introducing 4 blockchain powered smartphones 2019

One of the world’s leading technology brands Samsung recently released their premier smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S10. This is excellent news for the crypto community because this phone supports blockchain technology.

While we, of course, admit this is a good sign in terms of cryptocurrency adoption, it is not the first blockchain phone. In this, we will share what blockchain features the new Samsung Galaxy S10 has and compare it with the other blockchain enabled smartphones currently in the cellphone market.

Samsung Galaxy S10 blockchain powered smartphone

 

The new Galaxy S10 has a blockchain keystore which allows you to store your cryptocurrency private keys on your device. This is good for cryptocurrency adoption as the Galaxy is one of the world’s leading phones; it means more people will have access to crypto wallets and this in some way legitimises cryptocurrency as something for everyone (and not just computer geeks or criminals on the dark web). This inbuilt crypto wallet is said to support Ethereum and ERC20 tokens leaving many people disappointed as it does not support the king of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin. It also currently supports 4 dApps, gaming platform Enjin, Cosmee, CryptoKitties, and CoinDuck.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Specs

Weight: 157g
Dimensions: 149.9 x 70.4 x 7.8mm
OS: Android 9
Screen size: 6.1-inch
Resolution: QHD+
CPU: Octa-core chipset
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 128/512GB
Battery: 3,400mAh
Rear camera: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP
Front camera: 10MP

Samsung Galaxy S10 price

The start price for the Samsung Galaxy S10 is $899 for a 128GB and $1149 for a 512GB model

The HTC Exodus One

 

The Exodus 1 was the first blockchain enabled smartphone released by any manufacturer. It comes with a Zion vault wallet that allows users to store their private keys offline. The wallet also allows users to store, send and receive Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, ERC20 tokens and ERC721 collectable tokens. Decentraland made an announcement at the end of February of their partnership with HTC to bring the Decentraland ecosystem to the Exodus 1, complete with an integrated hardware wallet.

HTC Exodus 1 Specs

Weight: 188g
Dimensions: 73.95 x 156.62 x 9.7 mm
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
Screen size: 6 in (inches)
Resolution: 1440 x 2880 pixels
CPU: 4x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385, Cores: 8
RAM: 6 GB, 1866 MHz
Storage: 128 GB + microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC slot
Battery: 3500 mAh, Li-Polymer
Rear camera: 12MP + 16MP main camera with high-quality zoom
Front camera: 8MP+8MP dual front camera with natural Bokeh

HTC Exodus Price

The Exodus 1 costs $844 as of 12/03/19

Sirin Labs Finney Blockchain Smartphone

 

The Finney smartphone runs on the Sirin OS which is a fork of Android, which integrates blockchain capabilities and a dApp marketplace in addition to the traditional Google Play Store. The device has an inbuilt cold storage wallet and features an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) which shields from host-based attacks, network attacks, and detects cyber threats.

Sirin Finney 1 Specs

OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (SIRIN OS)
Screen size: 6 inches
Resolution: QHD (2560 x 1440 Pixels), 18:9 Ratio
CPU: Octa-Core (4 x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 Gold Cortex-A75 + 4 x 1.8GHz Kryo 385 Silver Cortex-A55)
RAM: 6 GB
Storage: 128 GB + microSD card slot
Battery: 3280 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Rear camera: 12MP
Front camera: 8MP

Sirin Finney Price

The Exodus 1 costs $999

XPhone from Pundi X

XPhone from Pundi X

Pundi X made an announcement that it would be launching the XPhone which will be a blockchain phone powered by a blockchain operating system and communication protocol.

The race is on for the mass adoption of blockchain powered devices, Samsung joining the race is further confirmation that even the big corporations believe that blockchain technology and cryptocurrency are here to stay. The 4th industrial revolution has just begun.

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