A report from last week suggested that Samsung’s Galaxy S10 could be using an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor made by  Qualcomm. Usually when it comes to new and hi-tech features, companies typically reserve them for their flagship phones and it usually takes a while before they find their way to other devices.

However that might not necessarily be true for Samsung because a report from DigiTimes has revealed that the company could be planning to bring those sensors onto their mid-range handsets in 2019. According to the report, “Also, Qualcomm has won orders for its next-generation ultrasonic fingerprint sensors from Samsung to support the latter’s new midrange and high-end Galaxy models for 2019, and shipments are expected to set off in late 2018 or early 2019.”

In-display fingerprint sensors aren’t exactly new and earlier this year, Vivo actually launched a phone with such a feature, although admittedly many companies are still opting for use of external fingerprint sensors. Bringing the feature to its mid-range handsets could be a good idea as it might encourage more customers to adopt the company’s mid-range phones, especially if pricing is their concern.

In fact during Samsung’s recent financials, the company noted that its low and mid-range handset sales were down, so perhaps an in-display fingerprint sensor, usually seen as a high-end feature, could help turn things around.

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