The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have only further increased expectations for the Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10, whether that will indeed be its name or not will mark the 10th year anniversary of the Galaxy S series of smartphones for Samsung. Apple went all the way with its 10th anniversary iPhone, the iPhone X which set the trend for unlocking via facial recognition as well as the popular notch found on most smartphones these days. Can Samsung pull off the same and do something which Apple even hasn’t been able to implement? Well, there’s a chance that we may see an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S10.
This has been successfully done by Vivo with its Vivo X21 smartphone so Samsung won’t be the first to use it but will definitely be among the earliest adopters of the technology. Having an in-display fingerprint scanner will save space and also improve users experience. Samsung was expected to implement this feature on its Galaxy S9 but abandoned the idea to do so and informed its suppliers that the company would look towards implementing it in the Galaxy S10. So, how is this even possible?
Well, the entire fingerprint scanner embedded in the display relies on an optical sensor which captures the reflection on one’s fingerprints through the OLED pixels. Samsung is attempting to improve on this and make it faster and more accurate by using an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. This will function by transmitting an ultrasonic pulse against the finger, some of which gets absorbed while the rest goes back to the sensor. Samsung is reportedly working on this technology and will be using it in devices other than smartphones as well.
15/05/2018 09:12 AM