Samsung is reportedly ditching the iris scanner found in the Galaxy S8 and Note 9, in favour of under display fingerprint scanners. This is according to prolific leaker Ice Universe on twitter.
As per Ice Universe’s tweet, Samsung is set to replace the iris sensor with the new UD scanner. The same tweet also states that the scanning area will be bigger than the current implementation. Statistically, we could see up to 30% of the screen being dedicated toward being the scanner area.
Compared to optical fingerprint sensors, the S10 ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is faster and has a larger recognition area, and 30% of the screens may be recognized.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) November 2, 2018
In-display fingerprint sensors are not groundbreaking or new. The feature was first seen in the Vivo X21. Now it’s being used in many smartphones in the market – both at a mid-range and flagship level. To that end, Samsung is merely looks to be the next manufacturer to adopt the futuristic-looking biometric authenticator.
This claim is backed up by the recent report of Samsung developing various new in-display sensors. With an expected launch date sometime in January, we don’t have long to wait to see what Samsung will be pulling out of its hat with the Galaxy S10.