Samsung Galaxy S21 to have a bigger and faster fingerprint scanner

09 December 2020
The new sensor will be 8x8mm, increased from 4x9mm in the previous two generations.

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S10user27, 10 Dec 2020You sir are completely daft. The s10 uses an ultrasound sen... moreNot ultrasound it's ultrasonic fingerprint

S10user27, 10 Dec 2020You sir are completely daft. The s10 uses an ultrasound sen... moreHe never mentioned optical scanner. What are you talking about?

  • Anonymous

Rob, 09 Dec 2020As a Samsung S10+ user, i believe they need to optimize on ... moreNot really

  • S10user27

Rob, 09 Dec 2020As a Samsung S10+ user, i believe they need to optimize on ... moreYou sir are completely daft. The s10 uses an ultrasound sensor not an optical one. What are you talking about?

Anonymous, 09 Dec 2020Lol, nice joke, one more ?Bruh, I use an s20 as my daily driver, i know what I'm talking about

  • gASGETfREAK

Who cares! The only thing worth mentioning in any Samsung article from now on will be the omission of the charger. Shame on you for copying that bad Apple, again!

mooox, 09 Dec 2020There is obviously something wrong with your Samsung phone.... moreWell, actually if you play around with some options (disable all the unlocking animations, don't optimise the biometrics app and register the same finger multiple time) it becomes really really fast

Noice it's time they upgrade it

Rob, 09 Dec 2020As a Samsung S10+ user, i believe they need to optimize on ... moreI'm an S20+ user and I find it semi-consistant. It works most of the time, but when the screen is dirty it's a bit harder for the scanner to authenticate. It isn't bad, but it isn't great either.

  • theblitz707

Rob, 09 Dec 2020As a Samsung S10+ user, i believe they need to optimize on ... moreYea tottally, its really not good. Sometimes it just refuses to open. I think it definitely has to do with that small 4x9 sensor. (You can see the sensor under sunlight). Its a good choice they are making it taller now.

  • Rob

As a Samsung S10+ user, i believe they need to optimize on both software and hardware front! my S10+'s fingerprint scanner is a complete gamble and sometimes it's an absolute headache! imagine in a dark room your fingerprint is not working properly and since samsung got rid of one of the best unlocking methods (IRIS scanner) since S9, you have to type in the password!
all in all, as a long time samsung customer/fan, i do strongly believe they need to improve their fingerprint reader tech dramatically!

  • Rob

SAM, 09 Dec 2020I discovered this hack 6 months ago, works everytime, instant.would you please tell me how to activate that?!

Just about the only upgrade on the S21, displays, cameras, plastic back and ugly styling are all downgrades.

  • SAM

Anonymous, 09 Dec 2020Do you know that there is a "hack" to make the Sa... moreI discovered this hack 6 months ago, works everytime, instant.

AnonD-804996, 09 Dec 2020Still ultrasonic?Thankfully, yes.
Sadly, it apparently still isn't the 3D Sonic Max (too small)...

  • MrN0b0dy

In display fingerprint scanners are the worst things ever brought to phones, they're so unreliable!

Finally they can match One plus 6T standard.
It will take them generations to get fingerprint as good as latest chinese phones.

  • AnonD-804996

Still ultrasonic?

  • AnonD-945200

in my experience , sammy has the slowest under display fp scanner ever 👎 its just the worst 😐

  • Tractor Dave

I have have an S21 a can this phone be upgraded to the new Galaxy see I would be interested to know look forward to your reply my yours Dave hadaway