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Confirmed: Galaxy S10 will finally get an on-screen fingerprint scanner, Qualcomm will make ‘ultrasonic sensors’

Samsung has changed its plan to integrate its much-anticipated ‘on-screen fingerprint scanner’ 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.

According to the report, Samsung Electronics confirmed that the Galaxy S10 will finally get an on-display fingerprint scanner, something that was once rumored for the Galaxy S9.


“Samsung Electronics has decided to commercialize the display fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S10,” Samsung Electronics said in a statement. “We know Samsung Display is in charge of the display and Qualcomm is in the spotlight.”

Qualcomm will be responsible for providing ultrasonic sensors, Samsung Display will be responsible for manufacturing the S10 panel and connect the sensor to the panel.




The ultrasonic sensor, which is being developed by Qualcomm, 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.

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

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