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Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature an on-screen fingerprint scanner

Samsung has changed its plan to feature its much-anticipated FOD (Fingerprint On Display) technology in its upcoming flagship Galaxy Note 9, which will be launched this year.

The company is now planning to plant the new feature in its 10th-anniversary device Galaxy S10 which is speculated to launch in the start of 2019.

The South Korean tech giant tried to install the FOD in its Galaxy S8 device but due to technical difficulties, failed to compose a successful product.

Meanwhile, Chinese companies already applied FOD technology to their smartphones, mocking Samsung technologies as a failure in new innovation but Samsung has something else in its sleeves.




The ultrasonic FOD, which is being developed by Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm, and Apple, is a method to capture the minute features of the skin surface using ultrasound. Although the parts cost is rather high and the yield is difficult to secure, it is the most stable technology in terms of accuracy and durability.

Unlike Chinese companies, Samsung Electronics intends to develop FOD technology by itself because it is likely that the technology will be utilized not only in smartphones but also in various fields such as home appliances, IOT, and automobiles in the future.



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