Samsung developing three Galaxy S10 models, one without in-display fingerprint scanner

Samsung developing three Galaxy S10 models, one without in-display fingerprint scanner
The Galaxy S10, expected to be unveiled next year, will be equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner, the Korean media reports. However, Samsung is currently developing three Galaxy S10 models, which will be priced and specced differently.

While the standard Galaxy S10 and the Plus versions will include the long-rumored in-display fingerprint sensor, the basic model will come with one on the side, in the same manner as the Moto Z3 Play. The cheaper Galaxy S10 will be Samsung's first smartphone to feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, the same source claims.

Moreover, Qualcomm is named as the main (and only) fingerprint modules supplier for the Galaxy S10. Even though the lack of an in-display fingerprint sensor is meant to be the biggest differentiator between various Galaxy S10 models, they also come with different displays and camera configurations.

The basic model is expected to sport a 5-inch display (no dual-edge design) and a single sensor main camera. The standard Galaxy S10 variant is said to feature a similar 5.8-inch display but with dual-edge design, as well as a dual-camera setup.

Last but not least, the most expensive Galaxy S10 will boast a much larger 6.44-inch display and, for the first time for Samsung, a triple-lens rear camera.

Sources familiar with Samsung's plans claim the South Korean company hasn't yet finalized all the specifications for the Galaxy S10 devices. Also, the decision to add a basic model to the Galaxy S10 lineup was taken very recently, so other changes might happen in the future.

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15 Comments

1. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 899; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I thought maybe one without would have the new 3D face software but no this is Samsung.

5. piyath

Posts: 2443; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Who else gonna make 3 phones, 2 are top of the line and 1 is slightly inferior?? APPLE! Apple copies even the iPhone product strategies from Apple. They literary cannot survive without Apple. They make tons of money out of them and also copies them left and right. Apple should sue them every step of the way in my opinion.

7. Landon

Posts: 1219; Member since: May 07, 2015

When going off on a rant about how Samsung copies product strategies from Apple (in which I completely agree), make sure you actually use "Samsung" instead of "Apple".

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 968; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Then you realize Samsung has offered 3 Flagship grade models a year Since 2014 yet still claim Samsung is copying them

13. sissy246

Posts: 6823; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly The actives are in the S line , just more rugged build to it and a flat screen. So really Samsung is releasing 4 S phones if they stick with the S10 active.

14. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 968; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I forgot the Active series, I was referring to the Note Series. Which would give Samsung 3+ flagship phones since 2012. since they also offered the the S2 Mini, S3, S3 Mini, and Note 2 all in 2012.

12. sissy246

Posts: 6823; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Seeing how Samsung comes out before the new iPhones I think it must be apple that is the one copying. They got wind of Samsungs plans and decided they better release 3. BUT so what

2. raky_b

Posts: 355; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

So, finally will they offer flat screen galaxy s device, but then, it will be only "light" version....So no wonder they are loosing market share. It's enough with Edge screens Samsung!!!

3. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

No, it's not a light version, it's a smaller version for people who prefer smaller and more manageable smartphones. It's obviously also going to be cheaper, as a result. The infinity displays with their edges is one of Samsung's main unique design points, and they definitely shouldn't remove it at all. It's what makes their devices feel and look so premium compared to other devices. Furthermore, more and more brands are starting to copy Samsung by curving their glass and/or displays. I love the infinity displays and their edges, as if sets them apart and makes them more premium.

6. piyath

Posts: 2443; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Unique design that sucks is more likely. Many people hate those edge displays because of phantom touches, color distortion and shimmering along the border thus unusable display space. Functionality wise that design sucks hard my friend. The real problem here is the only real exclusive feature Samsung has/had in their hands is Super Amoled bendable display technology, they have NOTHING else in hand. This is why they are struggling lately in terms of putting new and interesting features in their flagship devices.....lol

15. raky_b

Posts: 355; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Less memory, fewer cameras, no new in screen fingerprint scanner technology ...it sounds like it will miss a lot from "flagship " version of s10. Yes, it will be cheaper...but I would rather buy for same price as big one cost, something smaller,but yet with all of technologies avaible. This will not be same device as "regular" s10...

4. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

This sounds like a great selection of devices for consumers. A flat screen for the people who have wanted that, and then two top of the smartphones for people who really want a premium smartphone. There is also seizes going from 5" to 6.44", so literally a size for everyone. Additionally, they're obviously going to have vastly different prices for every smartphone, so even prices for everyone as well. The Galaxy S10 is really shaping up to be fantastic.

11. nodes

Posts: 1119; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

the gap between A series and S series will be even closer then. if it's not confusing, it's not Samsung.

8. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung bring back the ordinary flat screen like S7 and sell it for cheap price.

10. nodes

Posts: 1119; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

oh no, the "real" S10 price will increase again.

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