With the release date of Samsung Galaxy S10 drawing near, more and more rumors and news are buzzing around. From its multiple variants to its in-screen fingerprint sensor, we have heard lots of exciting things that the forthcoming S10 lineup will feature. Apart from its little surprises and quirky tweaks, the most anticipated feature that the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lineup is rumored to pack is its In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor.
Is it really a case with Samsung Galaxy S10? Scroll down to find out.
Introducing 3D Sonic Sensor in Samsung Galaxy S10 Lineup
Not only the rumors have been buzzing around, but few sources and events have made it clear that Samsung galaxy S10 lineup is actually going to bring In-screen fingerprint sensor. In fact, Qualcomm unveiled its new ultrasonic scanner at its annual Technology Summit in Maui. The scanner is boasted to read and authenticate fingerprints through the glass display on the front of the smartphone.
The company branded this innovative fingerprint feature as “3D Sonic Sensor”. Unlike any other traditional optical sensors, the ultrasonic variant does not compare the print against a two dimensional pattern, instead, it creates a three-dimensional mold of the fingertip by bouncing sound waves off the skin through the display. According to the Qualcomm, the sensor comes with the ability to capture a breathtaking amount of detail, down the ridges and pores of the skin that a typical sensor cannot. If this rumor is true, we are ultimately going to have a futuristic phone with the Samsung Galaxy S10 in our hands.
But will it be able to provide the users with the security features and usability that they are actually looking?
Unfortunately, according to a few sources and providers, it has been revolving that the so called 3D sonic sensor might have some issues with its working. A noted case maker – Armadillotek has claimed that its screen cover can block the fingerprint reading sensor placed in the display of the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones.
The page cited, “We have tested our cases on real #GalaxyS10 phones. The in-screen fingerprint does not support screen protector. So our vanguard will have no built in screen protector.” They also said that it might not be an issue with material as they have tested tempered glass and PET (polyethylene terephthalate) covers – and both blocked the fingerprint sensor.
Fortunately, this won’t be a problem for every new Samsung phone: the standard Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus are slated to get an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, while the one on the S10 Light will allegedly have an older-style fingerprint scanner mounted on the phone’s side.
So what do you think about this new feature from Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship series? Is it worth the hype? Let us know in the comments section below.