Samsung Galaxy S10 to use Qualcomm's third-gen ultrasonic fingerprint readers

10 September 2018
Qualcomm has worked closely with GIS to developed the new and improved sensor.

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Gg, 22 Sep 2018Makes me wonder... Doesnt an "all the time" onscreen display of ... moreYep, it will drain faster. Difference between an on-screen display and the on-screen fingerprint scanner is that the OSD displays time and notification. While the OSFS uses both the display for the fingerprint scanner and the fingerprint scanner sensor behind the screen. This is why most manufacturers, Even apple. Don't implement such technology on their flagship devices as it is still on infant stage where the technology behind it is still not perfect.

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Foxtrot2Novmbr, 11 Sep 2018What's wrong with the fingerprint scanner on the back of the pho... moreMakes me wonder... Doesnt an "all the time" onscreen display of fingerprint reader makes the phone drain faster? I think that was the case in the new vivo phone.

i hope this one isnt going to be the same.

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DarthBatman, 11 Sep 2018Why is this a thing? I have wondered this since they started tal... morebecause there is a lack of innovation, they gonna do whatever they can to do something new and get your moneys.

Eran, 10 Sep 2018I miss the mini size phones. 4.7-5'' phones. Why dont the make i... moreTo WALTER:

I have NEVER considered a 5" phone to be a mini one...and many others share the same view based on numerous posting over the years. Even the Galaxy S3 with it's 4.8" screen still feels somewhat big...despite the S3 not having huge bezels like Sony phones.

S Yu, 10 Sep 2018"back of the display panel" is not "back", it's still the front ... moreVery good point my friend. Teach them.

I am perfectly fine with fingerprint scanner being on back of the phone, or even having a notch for Face ID... or even not having any of it and use a password like in the old days.
Fingerprint scanner under the screen is just another thing that potentially could go wrong, indeed it will push companies to further advancements in technology and whoever looks forwards to fingerprint scanner back on the front, I’m happy for them.
Personally I don’t even have anything against bezels (but I do if phone has bezels AND notch) and I am kinda nostalgic to old phones...

DarthBatman, 11 Sep 2018Why is this a thing? I have wondered this since they started tal... moreWhat's wrong with the fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone? Simple. You need to raise your phone just to use the fingerprint scanner. If the smartphone has wireless charger. It would interrupt the charging process because of the fingerprint unlocking on the back. Unlocking the phone on the front or on the side of the smartphone is better than on the back. Also, when accidentally dropped. And the impact is in the back of the smartphone. The fingerprint scanner won't be damage.
Problem with on-screen fingerprint scanner is the requirements of having a clean dry finger and a clean dry display in order for the fingerprint scanner to work.

Anonymous, 10 Sep 2018Because people want bigger screens and not have everything cramm... moreIf I were the smartphone CEO I will make it happen.

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Why is this a thing? I have wondered this since they started talking about it. What is wrong with the finger print scanner on the back of the phone? So you can open it with a single hand, makes sense right? Why are they making a big deal out of changing something that was never broken and seems kind of foolish really? I have never heard a person say "jeez I wisxh they would put the fingerprint scanner on the screen.....

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MrGrumpy, 10 Sep 2018Unless it's an in-display fingerprint reader :)Oh, I thought you meant the physical reader. My bad

AnonD-632062, 10 Sep 2018Samsung seems to be pulling out all the stops for the S10 series... moreWhen they said it attached to the back of the display panel means it is behind the display aka underneath the display. Not the back/rear of phone.

MrGrump, 10 Sep 2018I don't care if they use seventh generation hyper sonic quantum ... moreWell, it is in front. Do you at least read the first sentence? The Galaxy S10 is expected to be Samsung's first device with an in-display fingerprint reader.

Anonymous, 10 Sep 2018On no, what an ancient technology. Phone Touchers are back :/How is this ancient?

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Eran, 10 Sep 2018I miss the mini size phones. 4.7-5'' phones. Why dont the make i... moreBecause people want bigger screens and not have everything crammed in a tiny little space.

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Walter C. Dornez, 10 Sep 2018Then they'd have to increase the bezel, which is a no no nowadays Unless it's an in-display fingerprint reader :)

MrGrump, 10 Sep 2018I don't care if they use seventh generation hyper sonic quantum ... moreThen they'd have to increase the bezel, which is a no no nowadays

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I miss the mini size phones. 4.7-5'' phones. Why dont the make it anymore?

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On no, what an ancient technology.

Phone Touchers are back :/

Anonymous, 10 Sep 2018Ultrasonic... more marketing bsUltrasonic means it sends waves to read your fingerprint, and then it unlocks. It takes 0.2s to do just that (and Coincidentally it takes the same for a "traditional FPS" to do that too.