A new source claims Qualcomm will ship UD fingerprint reader to the Galaxy S10

02 November 2018
It's going to be faster, more accurate than the currently existing solutions.

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  • Anonymous

Samsung still living in the past.

Developing an obsolete tech. Nobody who has used passive biometrics would return to active biometrics. It's 2019 Samsung (soon) wake up. Stop with developing old tech that makes your phones look ancient.

Samsung has been saying this like 4 years hahahahahahahaahaha

Duck of death, 03 Nov 2018The Note 9 is pretty effing bullet proof when it comes to r... moreEven so, it doesn't change the fact that people claim that it can't last as a phone. Tbh, though, that's a problem with Android

  • unknown

Hmm, 03 Nov 2018Actually chin is a problem. But i would not mind top bezel.... morewell i dont see why i`ll press to that top of the phone.. to 'drag the menu" i can swipe down wherever to display

  • Anonymous

Don't you feel it's too late, the smartphone leader?

  • S6 User

Realistic1, 03 Nov 2018While adding new features is nice, I would like Samsung to ... moreUnofficially the Bixby button can be remappable.
Officially it can be disabled (kind of):
https://m.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_note9_updated_to_disable_bixby_button__kind_of-news-33352.php
Also:
https://m.gsmarena.com/samsungs_bixby_to_support_thirdparty_apps_by_the_end_of_this_year-news-33097.php

  • AnonD-800802

Bewildered , 03 Nov 2018First accept that fingerprint is more secure than faceid d... moreHmm you should try using a device with Face ID before commenting on speed. It is easily faster or just as fast as the UD fingerprint readers of current flagships. iOS developers have integrated Face ID on so many apps..can’t say the same for Android. App integration is the key and IOS is way ahead. Face unlock on Android is primarily only used to unlock the phone..that’s it.

Walter C. Dornez, 03 Nov 2018Even so, Samsung needs to make their phone like that of a c... moreThe Note 9 is pretty effing bullet proof when it comes to refinement and features. Samsung doesn't have any catching up to do. The others do. New hardware is always new hardware so next year's phones will always be better on "everything". That goes for all brands.
Regarding unified messengers, Samsung really can't dictate those as Samsung is part of the Android ecosystem. The users there has agreed on using apps like WhatsApp and Skype. Regarding laptops, it seems like Samsung stepped out of that game years ago as it's hard to compete with the defacto corporate brands like HP, Dell as they have all the fancy big business contracts. Home user on laptops is not a very profitable business when you're considering the size of Samsung. Samsung did make excellent laptops a few years ago but I figure they stopped as it's hard to get a foot in on the market where they sell, on those corporate contracts. Samsung do make pretty good mid-range devices and they've become a lot better at unifying the experience with their flagships. Competing with 0-profit Chinese brands is in the past for Samsung. This is also why I don't think Samsung is interested in the budget segment anymore. They haven't really bothered releasing anything in the sub-100 buck price-range for half a decade. Probably very little gain for a large expense. I can imagine they might reboot that segment when other large emerging markets become relevant for big business, like central and southern Africa.

  • Bewildered

AnonD-800802, 03 Nov 2018Disagree. Passive biometric is the future. Apple should be ... moreFirst accept that fingerprint is more secure than faceid due to no two people having the same fingerprint (identical twins btw have the same DNA)

Apple charged a premium over iPhones with fingerprints for its phone having faceID

Even if faceID comes in at 99.999% accurate this shows that the only requirements was to improve ( which this does ) the speed of thee scanner, but as always it seems that some will pay more for pseudo security.

If not as fast at opening as faceid now it will best faceID, Apple always lauds speed, but the sell was faceID, Apple could not say it was an improvement as it wasn't, Password unlocking 3 - 4 seconds ?

Imo I doubt that iPhones actually lock, due to the near user interaction

Duck of death, 03 Nov 2018I hope they don't. The only thing those two are excelling a... moreEven so, Samsung needs to make their phone like that of a court case. It has to be bulletproof in that nothing can beat it, regardless of how small or large that gap is. They need the better battery, performance, and smoothness. And also, if Samsung wants to increase sales with teens in the US, they need to make something better than iMessage, FaceTime, etc all the stuff that keeps people on Apple. They need to make better laptops, tablets, etc at a better price than those two as well. Lastly, they need to make the midrange and budget ends worth buying.

  • AnonD-800802

Jason, 03 Nov 2018Face ID is a place holder until UD fingerprint. Waste of tech.Disagree. Passive biometric is the future. Apple should be working on under display camera set up. There's no way that Apple will go back to fingerprint reader. The Face ID on the iPad Pro is already a big step up as the module is able to unlock at any orientation.

Walter C. Dornez, 03 Nov 2018Fantastic. Hope Samsung focuses on beating everything that ... moreI hope they don't. The only thing those two are excelling at is faked benchmarking scores. :)

Fantastic. Hope Samsung focuses on beating everything that the Mate 20 Pro and the iPhone XS have above then

  • Anonymous

Sunny, 03 Nov 2018New s10 with New camera which combines 4 pixels to produc... more4000 May battery
And the 9820 better beat the a12

  • Jason

Face ID is a place holder until UD fingerprint. Waste of tech.

Anonymous, 03 Nov 2018I have a question about fingerprint readers in smartphones:... moreIt's stored with hardware encryption in a chip on the phone. The thing sent to the cloud when you unlock is a token to confirm your fingerprint was read correctly.
To know which are secure you have to check the manufacturer's specs or reviews. Samsung uses hardware encryption and detailed enough scanners to make them extremely cumbersome to cheat. That said, all protection can be hacked. It just depends on how determined the hacker is. The safest would be a really long, very random password you change on a very regular basis. So, not particularly user friendly. :)
That said, no phone fingerprint sensors sends the print go Google. Not even Google's own phones.

  • Anonymous

I have a question about fingerprint readers in smartphones:

Are they secure?

What I mean is, will the reader send a fully visible image back to Android, or will the reader store it internally and only communicate back to Android whether it recognizes the fingerprint or not?

How can I find out what Android phones have secure readers, and which ones are insecure, so that Android (Google) or even an app can look at my fingerprint.

  • Sunny

New s10 with
New camera which combines 4 pixels to produce batter 12 mp equal images
In screen finger print sensor.
New wifi standard support, (wifi ax)
New processor.
3200 mah battery
Notch (hopefully not)
Or in screen sensors.

While adding new features is nice, I would like Samsung to follow Apple for once and remove a feature.
I am talking about Bixby, if you can call it a feature at all, it is more like a piece of bloatware that was made especially annoying by adding a button for it. To make it super annoying - the button is on right position for you to press it accidentally multiple times a day.

This is really nice feature to add. I am looking forwards to it. Even though Samsung is a bit late to the party.