Galaxy S10 is now probably the most leaked smartphone before its launch this year and previous leaks hinted towards an in-display fingerprint. Now the news may have been confirmed, thanks to a since-deleted tweet that highlighted this feature.
The in-display fingerprint sensor will work similar to what you've seen before on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the OnePlus 6T. A leaked picture shows that the Galaxy S10 will also have a specific spot on the screen where users can place their finger. The placement of the sensor is right between the camera and phone shortcut you see on the lock screen. There's also a good chance that the in-display fingerprint sensor will be used to make secure payments via Samsung Pay.
Samsung is expected to use Qualcomm's ultrasonic in-display fingerprint reader technology which works differently than what we have already seen on the OnePlus 6T. The OP6T uses optical sensors which is a tad bit slower than Qualcomm's ultrasonic readers. The Qualcomm tech also enables the display to read your fingerprint in a wider area. We've already seen something similar being tested at Xiaomi and a video showed off its capabilities.
The fact that Galaxy S10 will have a different way to unlock the smartphone via the in-display fingerprint sensor, we are quite excited to test it out for ourselves. Users still prefer to use a fingerprint scanner for security purposes as it is a more reliable way to secure a smartphone. We've seen numerous instances before where facial recognition systems have been fooled by pictures. In fact, over 30 smartphones have already failed this test and you can all about it here.
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