The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may not even have been officially revealed, but the tech rumour mill is already looking to next year. Evidence suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will be released in three sizes, and have the long awaited in-display fingerprint reader.
TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been reasonably accurate with his predictions thus far, believes that the Galaxy S10 will have three models. A 5.8-inch screen, a 6.1-inch screen, and a 6.4-inch screen.
Samsung will also be promoting its “fingerprint on display” or FOD feature. Although this will apparently only be available on the two larger Galaxy S10 models. The 5.8-inch version will have a fingerprint sensor on the side of the device. Likely something reminiscent of the Sony Xperia.
Kuo has been known to make predictions based on manufacturer supply chains. Having made similar predictions for Apple’s products.
At the same time, serial leaker Ice Universe corroborated Kuo’s predictions. Essentially making the same claims. However, Ice Universe also claims that the FOD will be appearing in the Galaxy A series of phones in 2019.
We hesitate to believe any rumour that suggests Samsung is ready to use an in-display fingerprint reader. Seeing that it keeps appearing when a new flagship is announced. However, the technology has been made available to the public; with Samsung now playing catchup to Vivo. It may just be that the company is closing in on releasing its version of the feature.