Analyst says two Samsung Galaxy S10 units will use more accurate fingerprint in display scanner

Analyst says two Samsung Galaxy S10 units will use more accurate fingerprint in display scanner
Earlier today, we told you that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will reportedly have an in-display fingerprint scanner. While that isn't exactly the first time that we have passed this rumor along to you, today's story adds that some lower priced Galaxy models might also have this feature next year. It also included an update about a comment made by Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh. The executive insinuated that the in-display fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S10 would be the more accurate ultrasonic variety. The executive said that if Sammy wanted to use the less precise, but cheaper to produce optical version, it could have released an embedded fingerprint reader two years ago.

Support for this story comes from none other than Ming-Chi Kuo. The analyst, whose track record on his Samsung forecasts is not quite as good as his calls on Apple devices, seconds the information about an ultrasonic scanner being used on Sammy's 2019 flagship. Kuo says that two out of the three rumored Galaxy S10 models will feature an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner inside the display.

Kuo, who now works for TF International Securities, says in a report to clients that the 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch versions of the Galaxy S10 will be equipped with the ultrasonic fingerprint-in-display feature. The third model, with a 5.8-inch screen, will have a regular ol' fingerprint scanner on the side of the phone. That's a look we've seen from Sony and Motorola, with the latter using a side mounted biometric scanner on the new Moto Z3 Play.

The analyst says that Samsung will heavily promote the in-display fingerprint scanner, especially since it will be a feature that Apple won't have on its 2018 iPhone models. We expect to see the Galaxy S10 unveiled during MWC 2019 in Barcelona, which will take place from February 25th through February 29th. That should be preceded by the introduction of the foldable Samsung Galaxy X at CES 2019 in Las Vegas next January.

source: CNET

Related phones

Galaxy S10
  • 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
Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh

FEATURED VIDEO

13 Comments

1. SyCo87

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

I'm hyped! I'll still keep the S8+ as a back-up.

2. w1000i

Posts: 229; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

what you mean by Analyst ??

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3028; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Crystal ball reader, fortune teller, or whatever you call it.

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3028; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Crystal ball reader, fortune teller, or whatever you call it.

3. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Can't wait! Need to retire my s8+ next year!

4. Leo_MC

Posts: 5881; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Why would you need to retire a phone, if it's a good one?

5. deewinc

Posts: 453; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Retiring doesn't mean you shelve the device. I usually give them out to someone who needs it the most.

6. Leo_MC

Posts: 5881; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

But why won't YOU use a good device anymore?

7. peace247 unregistered

bcos u can afford a better one.

8. Leo_MC

Posts: 5881; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

So you are changing your phone each and every time you can afford a better one?

9. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Yes, sometimes we change our closet just because we want to.

12. Leo_MC

Posts: 5881; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I'm sure you do, but that's a WANT, not a NEED; at first you have said you "NEED TO retire" and I was just curious why would you have felt the need to retire a device, if that device was a good one.

13. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

I have made statements on this site that when the fingerprint in display scanner would arrive to Samsung smartphones, then it would be a lot more refined solution without all of the issues the concept had at the start, and this just confirms it. Samsung's implementation will be the best and safest one yet.

Latest Stories