Rumor: Samsung testing a Galaxy S10 with a rear fingerprint scanner. Does that mean no in-display scanner?

Rumor: Samsung testing a Galaxy S10 with a rear fingerprint scanner. Does that mean no in-display scanner?
Samsung's Galaxy S line of devices is easily one of the hottest smartphones out there and, of course, the rumor mill often churns leaks and speculations months before the next model's release. We're already hearing whispers about the Galaxy S10 way before the device has hit the production line, but that's not uncommon. It's fair to assume that Samsung is hard at work on the new model and some information is slipping through the tight cracks here and there.

The latest word on the street is that Samsung has been testing a Galaxy S10 device with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, just like the ones on the S9 and S8 before it. This might, of course, come as a disappointment as the tech-loving community is eagerly expecting in-display fingerprint scanners, mounted on the front, under the glass, to be one of the S10's eatures. After all, Chinese manufacturers have been building such phones for a while now and we are all eagerly waiting for the tech to hit the mainstream.


However, we'd like to point out that there actually may be a total of three Galaxy S10 models announced next year. Early rumors suggest that Samsung will do something to Apple, announcing three top-tier phones spread in different price brackets.

According to speculations, the two higher-priced ones will have an in-glass fingerprint scanner on the front, while the 3rd one is still a mystery since we're hearing conflicting information about it every other week. If this latest rumor that we are reporting on now is true at all, it's probably regarding the "cheapest" Galaxy S10, which will have a more orthodox design and some corners cut in order to sell for less. And by "less" we still mean "around $650-$700", just to be clear. Of course, we will be keeping an ear to the ground for any additional information!

source: @SmartphoneTips2

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  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3400 mAh

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38 Comments

1. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

It will probably be the lite/low cost version.

38. Cat97

Posts: 1855; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Why not put the FP scanner on the side ? Much better location which I would actually use. I have the OP6, my first phone with rear fingerprint scanner, and I just don't use the FP scanner at all.

2. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

haha Shamesung... and still will have bezels on top and bottom... like are they still living in 2013?

3. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I Prefer very thin bezels (like the s8 or s9) to a notch like the iphone x. Using a phone with a notch is not very enjoyable in landscape mode. In my opinion the best solution is a waterdrop a la 1+6T (which I don't consider a notch)

9. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

have you ever used for a period of time a phone with a notch!?? I hate people talking about something they don't know cuz have never experienced it you just ignore the notch cuz you don't get app info in that part of the display... but well, it's Android you're talking so apps are not optimized at all and info is hidden beneath the notch like Xiaomi and crap like that

20. cmdacos

Posts: 4084; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Putting up with a design atrocity doesn't make it right ... It makes you gullible

24. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Water drop notch introduced first by essential phone not by one plus 6T plus iPhone X notch not useless as android phones notch it does combines Face ID and Animoji sensor including front facing camera and the only reason notch looks bigger due to the 18.9 aspect ratio and smaller iPhone size.

31. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Yes it was the essential phone first. But I still prefer a waterdrop notch with a figerprint scanner on the back to a face id and a big notch.

6. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Apple are still in 2013 with the huge bezels of ip8 and 8plus

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4084; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lmao this guy thinks a black blob covering your media and games is progress. Apple RDF is real with this one. You deserve an iPhone with your lack of common sense.

36. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly I have two games on my phone and one just went to full screen. If that ugly notch was there it would cut into the game now.

32. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Even S9 have better screen-to-body ratio than iPhone X, so shut up.

35. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Thank God they will have slim bezels top and bottom and no ugly azz notch.

4. mrochester

Posts: 975; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Still no secure face unlock? How far behind are Samsung going to allow themselves to fall?

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4084; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Iris is secure. Twins and dopplegangers can't just log in like with FaceID...

11. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

Iris is slow as hell and you have to look at the display in a certain angle or you'll have to introduce your code

12. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

My one plus can face unlock faster than an iPhone X

14. midan

Posts: 2685; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

how it works with google pay? oh nevermind faster isn't good thing here if it's unsafe like your face scan.

22. cmdacos

Posts: 4084; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Works great with Samsung pay

16. maherk

Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

In a comment above you ranted about how you HATE IT when someone complain about something they never used, yet here you are complaining about something you clearly have never used lol How do I know that you never used IRIS scanner? Well, because you don't look at the screen while using it, you look at the IR dot on the top left corner of the phone when you're trying to unlock your phone ;)

21. cmdacos

Posts: 4084; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Really because test show iris scan is matching FaceID especially because you need a second step to swipe to fully get to home screen. Thanks for not commenting on the security aspect. FaceID doesn't cut it.

28. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It doesn’t match Face ID I’m using S9 plus and I used iPhone X.

37. damonarena

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 30, 2018

Ever heard of intellegent scan?

8. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Samsung wont. In screen finger print scanner is the way forward.

13. midan

Posts: 2685; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

it's actually step backwards, It still needs your physical attention, beauty of face ID is that it just works without any effort from you. Future will be face scan or something else what just works without physical touch.

10. Georgio

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

It's because nobody wants to follow that stupid fruit and get face unlock, they just keep it the way it was.

27. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Cause face unlock works fine on iPhone X doesn’t mean it’s stupid.

33. Georgio

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Samsung has finger scan,iris scan... why the heck they would want face unlock as well?

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30960; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Still no split view, picture in picture or pencil support on iPhones. How far behind are Spple going to allow themselves to fall?

15. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

RIP Samsung. Chinese iphone knockoffs are the trend now.

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