Samsung is widely expected to unveil its in-display fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S10 smartphone next year. But now it’s rumoured to debut the technology before then. According to sources, the South Korean firm will launch two new handsets featuring the tech as soon as this year.
These are the Galaxy P30 and Galaxy P30 Plus. They could be exclusive to China, which would make sense, seeing as Samsung’s arch rival Huawei has already launched devices featuring the technology. And it’s likely Samsung wants to compete with the firm on Huawei’s native soil.
The P30 is said to have the model number SM-G6200. But its fingerprint tech might differ from the S10’s somewhat.
The S10 is said to feature a high-end, ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor made by Qualcomm. The P30, by contrast, is more likely to have an optical in-display sensor under the LCD screen. That would be cheaper to manufacture, which would let Samsung keep costs down and sell the phone for less than a flagship device like the S10.
Samsung has previously said it will launch more new technology on mid-range phones before bringing it to high-end devices. If this rumour is true, it seems the firm is staying true to its word.
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