So many rumors and reports about the Galaxy S10 continue to surge the online smartphone ecosystem and now the focus has shifted to the company’s next flagship smartphone that’s expected in 2019. Having already launched three models of the Galaxy S10, Samsung is giving a tough waiting time to the Galaxy lovers and a lot of surmises and speculation about the next big launch. With this launch, the much-awaited in-display fingerprint sensor is also about to debut with Galaxy S10.
In earlier reports, it was suggested that the two advanced variants will have in-display fingerprint sensor excluding the entry-level Galaxy S10 model. But now, as per the new report that comes from South Korea claims that all three variants of Galaxy S10 will have an in-display fingerprint sensor for the users without any discrimination.
Galaxy S10 in-display Fingerprint Sensor
It is said that apart from launching the entry-level model, Samsung is also set to launch the advanced version of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the coming year with a 6.2-inch and 6.44-inch curved Infinity Display feature. As per previous reports, the display-based fingerprint sensor was supposed to be available on successors only.
If an earlier report of last month is to be believed it claimed that the fingerprint sensor of the entry-level model would sit on the frame of the device itself. Usually, we all expect Samsung to place it at the rear but in this case, it was not the same.
Different Technology of in-display Fingerprint Senor for all there Models
Today there is altogether a different story that is making the rounds. As per this report, all three variants of the Galaxy S10 will have this feature of in-display fingerprint sensor although there would a difference of technology being used for the implementation.
It is expected that the two high-end models will feature an ultrasonic display-based fingerprint sensor whereas the entry-level variant will have an optical fingerprint sensor. This ultrasonic sensor could be created by Qualcomm.
How Does Fingerprint Sensor work?
It transmits an ultrasonic wave against the finger to identify the pores and ridges that are exclusive to each fingerprint. It is said that ultrasonic sensors are more accurate than their optical counterparts as it can enhance the 3D generation of the fingerprint using the additional depth data collected.
As a matter of fact, an optical fingerprint sensor is almost similar in terms of working like a digital camera. It captures a two-dimensional image of the fingerprint. But if the finger is wet, dry or dirty the accuracy of the sensor gets affected. In addition, external lights can also reduce its performance to an extent.
But it should not be assumed that optical display-based scanners are not of use. There are several Chinese smartphone manufacturers that have already introduced smartphones and other devices packed with this technology. The best part is, this technology is three times cheaper than ultrasonic sensors which justifies why Samsung may have decided to opt for this technology for the cheaper Galaxy S10 model.
Samsung is yet to confirm the expected launch of three models of the Galaxy S10, let alone the possibility of having integrated the feature of an in-display fingerprint sensor in these models. It is better to wait and watch for the fact till then we may consider this report as an expected feature if you like.