Further details about Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner pop up

Further details about Samsung Galaxy S10's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner pop up
By now, multiple sources have fueled the rumor mill with the hearsay that Samsung will employ a under-display fingerprint scanner on its Galaxy S10 and S10+ heavy-hitters. We've  also heard through the grapevine that Samsung's solution will rely on a ultrasonic sensor. That's unlike the few devices that under-display fingerprint scanners these days, as those utilize an optical solution.

Popular leakster @IceUniverse just chimed in with some rather intriguing details about the possible fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S10/S10+. Aside from corroborating the ultrasonic solution of Samsung's upcoming flagships, the leakster also says that optical fingerprint scanners are 30% slower and have a much lower recognition area, which are both two key aspects of the already-blossoming new biometric functionality. Yes, we've tested devices with optical scanners, and while they have a very high success rate, they can hardly hold a candle to regular fingerprint scanners or face-identifying solutions in terms of speed.



Additionally, it's said that Samsung will enjoy an exclusivity for both ultrasonic under-display fingerprints and its "new screen technology". What this one might be, the leakster keeps mum, but we have a hunch it could be the rumored all-screen design with a pierced display that houses the front-facing camera below the glass of the display itself.

With the earlier news that the iris-scanning technology could get the kibosh, all of this sounds very logical - there's a point where you can have one too many biometric features on deck - given that the Galaxy S10 will likely feature an under-display fingerprint and face-unlock, the irksome iris scanner is set to become redundant at best.

As we know more, so will you.

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