Samsung Galaxy S10 to skip the iris scanner

Yordan, 02 November 2018

Reports about Samsung removing the iris scanner from the Galaxy S10 become more and more frequent. A Korean media outlet has quoted industry insiders who claimed the company would stay away from the tech and will rely on the fingerprint scanner as the key biometric security measure.

Rumors about removing the iris scanner arrived earlier this year, and now they look to have been confirmed by two independent sources. By ditching the scanner Samsung will be able to make the top bezel thinner or make room for 3D Face-scanning technology, which seems to be the preferred choice among makers lately.

The reporters at ETNews suggest the under-dispaly fingerprint scanner will be finally introduced to Samsung smartphones with the Galaxy S10 trio. Instead of the Synaptics optic sensor, used by vivo and Oppo, it will rely on the ultrasound sensor, developed by Qualcomm.

Source (in Korean)


Reader comments

  • FreedaBees
  • 05 Nov 2018
  • nyP

Samsung were first to opt for 12 MP large pixel pitch sensors combined with a wide aperture lens specifically so as to reduce noise and so improve low-light performance. They did this in the S7 - previously the S6 had a 16 Mp sensor with a smaller p...

  • DR. Core
  • 05 Nov 2018
  • 8qH

The first smartphone to use 12 MP: 1. Sony Ericsson Satio (Idou), released in October 2009 (; 2. Nokia N8, released in October 2010 (, ...

  • Moj
  • 03 Nov 2018
  • a3j

you know what is stupid? ignoring everything non-apple. there were phones before iphone to have 12MP and yet you just as apple fanboy said it was 6s who come up with idea!(if you actually checked my link, you could undrestand what went wrong with y...

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