May 16, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S10 Could Launch with an Under-display Fingerprint Scanner

The new reports have extinguished our hopes of seeing an under-screen fingerprint scanner on the upcoming Galaxy Note9. While the feature might skip the device entirely, it will probably arrive in the Galaxy S10 bound to unveil next year.

Samsung's Galaxy Note9 is due later this year, and we have always hoped to see an under-display fingerprint scanner on the upcoming flagship smartphone. Sadly, those hopes might not turn out to be true as a new report emerged saying that the South Korean tech giant seems to have decided to abandon its plan to introduce the biometric sensor with the yet-to-be-unveiled Galaxy Note9. The report further adds that the company's next big thing, the 10th-anniversary flagship handset dubbed as Galaxy S10, will likely have the exciting feature on board.

Apparently, we won't be seeing the Galaxy S10 until next year, following the usual unveiling schedule for flagships. Meanwhile, it is worth noting that the company won't be the first one to have a device carrying an in-display fingerprint sensor but we can be sure that they will be using a higher-end one compared to the optical sensor being used by Chinese OEMs which seems to fail in terms of accuracy. To address the problem, Samsung is reportedly working on an in-house ultrasonic reader which offers improved accuracy as it captures the user's finger in 3D.

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While the news of its delay might be frustrating, we can understand why Samsung wants to take its time in creating the next-gen under-screen fingerprint scanner. As expected, the ultrasonic biometric sensor is quite pricier than the existing readers. Anticipate that the upcoming Galaxy S10 will also cost a huge sum of money upon its release in the markets. There are whispers stating that the Galaxy S10 could be launched at the CES 2019 in January considering that the long-rumored foldable smartphone is said to be the star of the MWC.

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