Like most big phone companies, Samsung is working on an in-screen fingerprint sensor. But unlike most of its rivals, it plans to debut the tech in a mid-range phone.
The handset in question is the rumoured Samsung Galaxy P. According to a reports based on leaks, Samsung will design the phone, but not make it in its own facilities.
It’s rumoured to launch next month in China.
The likely explanation for Samsung's move is that it wants to trial in-screen fingerprint tech before rolling it out in its flagship Galaxy S10 next year.
Though the S10’s is likely to be more advanced – whispers say it will be an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, while the Galaxy P will get an optical sensor.
The same optical sensor is also rumoured for the next phone in Samsung’s Galaxy A series.
An in-screen fingerprint sensor is a neat workaround to the all-front screens that are becoming a feature of more and more flagship phones.
Samsung has previously moved the sensor to the back of the phone, though this is a bit fiddly.
Apple, meanwhile, removed it altogether for the iPhone X.
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