While we have been writing quite a bit about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung has also already started work with their partners on the Samsung Galaxy S10, according to Korean publication “The Bell”.
They report the device, code-named “Beyond” for how it will supercede the iPhone, will feature the increasingly popular in-display fingerprint reader (also called Fingerprint On Display) as has been trailblazed by companies such as Huawei, Oppo, Bibo, Xiao.
The sensor can be optical (developed by Synaptics, and Taiwan’s Ezestek) or ultrasonic (by Qualcomm). Samsung is also considering another sensor, a 3D sensor similar to what is on the iPhone X, but reportedly this technology is not well developed yet and likely won’t make it to market in time for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S10 early next year.
“Unlike FOD, partners in the 3D sensing module are not detecting mass-production movements,” an electronics industry official said.
Samsung and other smartphone industry members are reportedly looking for new exciting features to increase consumer interest in upgrading, as upgrade cycles get increasingly longer and the smartphone market growth slows more and more.
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