Koreans have been praising their iris scanners over the years. This protection debuted along with the infamous Galaxy Note 7 and from the very beginning provided a high level of security. However, this solution will not be used in next year’s Galaxy S10. Instead, users will get a refined fingerprint reader that has been placed under the AMOLED display.
New technologies that appear in smartphones can be summarized as follows. All novelties are first introduced by the Chinese. However, the first smartphones that use new technology leave much to be desired. Later, the data is entered into the new flagship of Samsung, which means that it has been refined and can reach a wider audience. At the very end, Apple is waiting for the new technology to “mature” and meet the quality requirements of the Cupertino specialists. Everything points to the fact that this will be the case for fingerprint readers placed under smartphones’ displays. This technology is already used by Vivo and OnePlus. However, people who have had the opportunity to test the new solution in practice pay attention to the slow operation of the readers used. Fortunately, Samsung will use a much better fingerprint reader in Galaxy S10.
Compared to optical fingerprint sensors, the S10 ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is faster and has a larger recognition area, and 30% of the screens may be recognized.
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Samsung will mount an ultrasonic fingerprint reader under the Galaxy S10 screen
This is not the first time we hear about Samsung attempting to use fingerprint scanners that use ultrasounds. This solution is not only faster than optical readers, but also more accurate. Ultrasonic sensors allow you to make a three-dimensional fingerprint scan, which means more security. In addition, Samsung managed to refine this technology to the extent that it will work on as much as 30% of the screen surface. Thanks to this, Koreans were able to opt out of the iris scanner. In addition, this decision is guided by the desire to slim down the frames. Galaxy S10 is to be (another) “real” frameless. This is shown in the following render.
Samsung slowly eliminates all the elements that can not be hidden under the screen. The front of the Galaxy S10 is to be fully occupied by a screen with a small dot. This is the opening for the front camera, which is needed in order for the lens to get the amount of light needed to take a good photo.
Source: ETNews, Ice Universe, Ben Geskin