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Ultrasonic in-display sensor confirmed for Galaxy S10

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 4, 2018, 3:50 pm IST
Updated Nov 4, 2018, 3:50 pm IST
The S10 will use Qualcomm’s ultrasonic sensor for the first time and will replace the Iris Scanner.
The technology will be exclusive to Samsung phones for a period of six months after the launch of the S10.
 The technology will be exclusive to Samsung phones for a period of six months after the launch of the S10.

With this year’s major flagships out of the way, all eyes are now eagerly waiting for Samsung’s next big thing early next year. Rumours have already stated that the Galaxy S10 will finally go for an edge-to-edge display without a notch and an in-display fingerprint sensor will take care of the verification system. However, one of the latest rumours regarding S10 has confirmed that Samsung is surely going ahead with an in-display sensor and some new information has been unearthed in this regard.

Information from tipster Ice Universe has confirmed the presence of an in-display fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S10. However, unlike the optical sensor that we have been exposed to from Vivo, OnePlus, Xiaomi and Huawei, the one on the S10 will use a drastically different technology — a technology that has been sitting on the shelves for a relatively long amount of time and no one has used it.

 

Samsung is reportedly opting for Qualcomm’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor for the S10. The sensor is said to be 30 per cent bigger in size than the existing sensors and is promised to be considerably faster than the optical setups. The sensor will cover more area on the display, which means users won’t have to confined to a smaller space for placing their finger and unlocking the phone.

Both Samsung and Qualcomm are so confident of this technology that the in-display technology will eventually replace the Iris Scanner on the Galaxy S10. This means that the in-display sensor will be the only way to unlock the phone, removing any sort of contact-less biometric verification. In fact, the technology will be exclusive to Samsung phones for a period of six months after the launch of the S10.

 

Do note that the information is still a leak and hasn’t been confirmed by Samsung, which is why you should take this with a pinch of salt. However, if the S10 is anywhere near what the rumours are describing, then Samsung could have a winner on its hands to challenge its hardcore rivals.

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