The budget Galaxy S10 might adopt a side-positioned fingerprint scanner

The budget Galaxy S10 might adopt a side-positioned fingerprint scanner
Judging from the amount of rumors and leaks about Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 lineup, it will be safe to say that it's shaping up to be one of the most exciting Android releases in years. A large portion of this can be attributed to the rumored full-screen design that doesn't resort to a notch but puts both the selfie camera and the fingerprint scanner right beneath the display itself.

Well, the regular Galaxy S10 and the S10+ are expected to be like that, but you might have heard that a third Galaxy device could be in the cards. It's vastly rumored to be a flat-screened budget variant that could also be smaller than its more premium brethren. As you've likely heard by now, their displays are expected to sport Infinity-O piercings that 

Being a budget device, the Galaxy S10 Lite (no confirmation it will be called that) wouldn't feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. Instead, a fingerprint scanner positioned in the power button on the side. Samsung has already debuted a device with such a hardware setup, namely the Galaxy A7 (2018) which we recently reviewed

This rumors comes from Twitter user @BenGeskin who is popular for his design mockups and renders, but also occasionally dabs into leaks as well. Judging from all the rumors we've heard about the budget Galaxy, this rumor sounds totally plausible as far as Samsung's cost-cutting possibilities are considered. 

To get the full picture pertaining to the Galaxy S10 lineup, check out our rumor review right below.

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6 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1677; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Much better than the rear-positioned sensor. I have my phone every day for its rear sensor.

3. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1130; Member since: May 01, 2017

I guess it all comes down to preference. I like the rear scanner on my S9+ because my index finger falls in the perfect position when I'm holding the phone and never got it mixed up with the camera lens

5. middlehead

Posts: 420; Member since: May 12, 2014

Rear is fine for in hand, but abysmal for setting your phone on a desk or a qi charger. I want front, it's a large portion of why I still have an S7, but side is acceptable.

6. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1130; Member since: May 01, 2017

I don't have have that issue when it's sitting on a desk, I just pick my phone up...who actually tries to use their phone while on a wireless charger?

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