Samsung's mid-rangers will use ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanners in 2019

Samsung's mid-rangers will use ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanners in 2019
The Samsung Galaxy A8's rear fingerprint scanner

Next year, the Galaxy S10 is expected to adopt a new ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner in-display fingerprint scanner. But as part of Samsung’s new mobile strategy, reports from Taiwan are now claiming that similar implementations will also make their way to the company’s mid-range offerings.

According to industry sources, both Qualcomm and MediaTek are leading the way at the moment when it comes to in-display implementations. However, presumably due to the higher standard of quality that Qualcomm offers, Samsung has chosen to stick solely with the latter company. From what can be understood, the company has already placed orders for Qualcomm’s ultrasonic scanners. The first shipments will reportedly arrive by the very end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019, allowing Samsung to implement them in both the Galaxy S10 and upcoming mid-range offerings. 

This is a pretty big deal because, at the moment, in-display fingerprint scanners are limited to premium devices. Moreover, current smartphones include the slower and less precise optical sensors, whereas Samsung looks set to implement the more advanced ultrasonic solution across its range.

Considering the first shipments may not arrive until early 2019, it’s possible that the first mid-range offerings complete with in-display fingerprint sensors will join the Galaxy S10 at MWC 2019 in February ahead of a release the following month.

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6 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Samsung's on a roll today!

2. Consumer2

Posts: 161; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

No battery, no soup for you Shame - Sung

3. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

What ??

4. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Another trash!!! Sound like Samsung is not good to environment, it keeps producing 1000 trash every year.

5. Lanx1998

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 06, 2017

Sounds like you're not good for nothing. Yet your parents (not their fault) produced and raised you so that you can spread trash every day, every week, every month, every year and every decade.

6. warrenellis93

Posts: 542; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Sounds good

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