LG Developing a Blockchain Phone in Response to Samsung: Korean Media
William Suberg's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 44%
South Korean electronics giant LG is working with blockchain developers to launch a rival to Samsung's Klaytn blockchain smartphone, sources have said. "LG is likely to respond to Samsung's innovation initiative," he told the publication. The news comes a week after reports Korean messaging service Kakao Corp.
was preparing to roll out blockchain capabilities on the Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy Note 10 smartphone. Dubbed the Klaytn Phone, the device will come with a wallet and a free handout of KLAY, the token developed by Kakao off-shoot, GroundX.Opening the blockchain smartphone floodgates. The latest in an increasing number of crypto-enabled smartphone offerings, Samsung's move could trigger a domino effect, another official suggested to Chosun.
"I think Samsung is trying to prepare differently in the blockchain field, just as LG responded with a dual screen when Samsung Galaxy came out with a foldable phone," they said. The Klaytn Phone, as Cointelegraph noted, will only be accessible on the domestic South Korean market.
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