For the longest time ever, fingerprint sensors on phones were placed on the front of the device, a trend that Apple kicked off with Touch ID. However some manufacturers started moving the sensor around, where it has now found its way onto the back of the phone, which admittedly isn’t ideal but is necessary when creating edge-to-edge displays.
Now according to leakster Ice Universe, it has been suggested that Samsung could be turning to the use of Qualcomm’s third-gen ultrasonic fingerprint sensors that will be placed under the display of the Galaxy S10. These new sensors are said to be faster compared to the previous gen, and that it has a larger surface recognition area.
We noted during our test of Vivo’s smartphone with an in-display sensor that it does come across a tad slower compared to traditional sensors, so if the rumors are true, then the speed increase should definitely be very welcome. This is actually not the first time we’re hearing rumors of Samsung possibly using Qualcomm’s in-display fingerprint sensors, but whether or not that is true remains to be seen.
This is because there have been some conflicting reports that suggests that Samsung could still be considering keeping its rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Either way take it with a grain of salt for now but we should find out for ourselves in the coming months, especially if a CES 2019 unveiling does take place.