It has been said more than once that the new member of the Galaxy S family will have a fingerprint reader under the screen. This is one of the most fashionable technologies these days, but not everyone feels prepared to bet on it.
I recall that since the Samsung Galaxy S8 that has been equated this type of sensor in the tops of South Korean range. Rumors that have been perpetuated by both this line of equipment and the Note line.
Note 9 came to be regarded as the first brand to reach the market with such technology. This is a subject that still raises some suspicion since there is information pointing to both sides.
Samsung and Qualcomm to unite in the revolution introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S10
Now that the Galaxy Note 9 has been denied the presence of a biometric reader, the target has become the Galaxy S10. Since then it is stated that this will be the first Samsung smartphone with such technology.
Again, we have information that leads us to believe that, in fact, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the first to rely on this new technology. Moreover, the ETNews publication anticipates that it will be the technology of Qualcomm chosen for this top of the range.
Earlier rumors said that Samsung was developing its own biometric reader to embed on a screen. South Korea would be developing an ultrasonic sensor that would increase safety against current competition.
However, today’s data indicate that Samsung has already confirmed to its partners that it has decided to abandon this solution. Maybe it was reliability issues that drove the company out of this solution. This data was not advanced at any time.
Accordingly, the world’s largest mobile device builder should use Qualcomm to implement this technology. After all, the American is also developing an ultrasonic sensor and should comply with the requirements of Samsung.
Optical reader vs ultrasonic reader
At this time, the readers under the screen that we have seen in the equipment of Vivo or even in the Huawei Mate RS are developed by Synaptics. This solution is based on an optical sensor and places part of its operation on the smartphone’s own screen.
That is, this component will be responsible for lighting your finger for later correspondence. Already with an ultrasonic sensor it will be possible to create a 3D mapping of your finger for later validation.
Certainly, this will be a theme that will still give us a lot of sleeves – as they say in popular slang. Sooner or later Samsung will eventually introduce this technology into their offering. We just have to wait and see when this will happen.