All three Samsung Galaxy S10 models may get in-display fingerprint sensors

All three Samsung Galaxy S10 models may get in-display fingerprint sensors
One of the most talked-about expected new features of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the introduction of an in-display fingerprint scanner. Ever since Samsung went bezel-less with the Galaxy S8, the fingerprint readers on Samsung phones with tall screen aspect ratios have been located on the back, but with the S10, the company may return the scanner to its original front-facing position. Only under the display this time around.

Reports over the last couple of months have suggested that Samsung is working on three Galaxy S10 models for 2019, the budget of which was rumored to be the only one that would not get an in-display fingerprint scanner. However, a new report out of South Korea claims that the feature will be present not only on the two high-end models, but on the entry-level one as well.

According to The Investor's report, all three S10 models will be getting in-display sensors, with the only difference being in the technological implementation. The two high-end Galaxy S10 models are said to sport ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors, while the budget model will likely get an optical sensor. Ultrasonic sensors are faster and more accurate than optical ones, but are more expensive to build.

Optical fingerprint sensors, on the other hand, are estimated to be around three times cheaper than their ultrasonic counterparts. They are similar to cameras, in that they capture snapshots of the users' fingers and use 2D image recognition to analyze the fingerprints. Optical sensors are less reliable than ultrasonic ones, but are still a viable way of implementing in-display fingerprint scanning into lower-end devices.



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10 Comments

1. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1420; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I have no doubt that cheaper S10 model will sell well. Choosing to implement a cheaper optical embedded fps will no doubt make it a better sell.

2. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I hope the S10 edge and S10 Edge Plus will not surpass the U$1000 mark, if not, they will be hard to sell.

3. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Just an FYI, but they dropped the Edge name a while ago.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

they probably will especially the larger version and the 512gb vesion. will be getting it never the less. planning to skip the iphone xl or what ever it is for this beast.

4. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

It's also rumored that the cheaper device will come with a flat display. Besides the price, that might be the most important selling point for a lot of consumers.

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i like the curved versions. make it look sexy af. as long as its not curved like the s6 edge or the s7 edge, i will love it.

9. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'm still on the Note 5 so I'm not exactly sure on how I'd like a curved screen. Yes it looks great and the added functionality of the side bar is nice, but a lot of people's complaints with curved screens is the lack of decent screen protectors. I like tempered glass screen protectors but they don't work great on curved screens apparently.

10. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

its the same with the iphones too. they either dont protect the curved edges on the screen or dont stick.

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I'm good with having my FPS in back instead of in the screen but the best place would be to have it embedded in the power button. Everyone else can have fun wiping away their smudges...

8. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

the home button would be nice but i dont think it will be as accurate as the back or the font since the home button can only identify a really small portion of the fingerprint. samsung's home button is really small.

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