The Galaxy S11's fingerprint scanner might crush the Galaxy S10's
It'll be harder to miss the in-display fingerprint scanner
According to the report, Samsung’s main focus at the moment with regards to the fingerprint sensor is increasing the Active Area Dimension (AAD), which is the area of display that can recognize a fingerprint. The AAD on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 measures in at 36 square millimeters but on 2020’s Galaxy S11 it could increase dramatically to 64 square millimeters. This means the entire fingerprint scanning process should be much more convenient because it’ll be harder to miss the sweet spot.
To accompany this, Samsung will most likely make some improvements to the overall accuracy and speed of its ultrasonic scanners. In their current form, these allow bezels to be reduced drastically but ultimately still lag behind traditional capacitive scanners such as the one found on the Galaxy S10e.
The Galaxy S11 series should also introduce big camera improvements
The Galaxy S11 is largely expected to build upon the design language introduced by this year’s Galaxy S10 series. Coupled with the larger fingerprint scanner should be an upgraded Infinity-O display which boasts slimmer side bezels, a thinner forehead, and a reduced chin. Additionally, to help make the selfie cameras less noticeably, the punch hole may shrink a little.
It’s unclear at this stage if Samsung has any design changes planned for the rear, but regardless of what happens, the setup should include extra cameras. Specifically, the Galaxy S11 and Galaxy S11+ will reportedly inherit Time-of-Flight sensors while the Galaxy S11e may gain access to a third telephoto zoom camera just like its premium siblings.
This new setup will apparently be paired with a new feature that’s pretty similar to the Deep Fusion function coming to the iPhone 11 Pro later this year. The latter uses four images taken with a fast exposure, another four that are taken before the shutter button is even pressed, and the typical photo that’s produced when tapping the button. In just one second, all nine images are analyzed and fused together to create a superior image.