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Galaxy S10 'Beyond' could have in-display fingerprint sensor

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is still fresh, but the first significant rumors concerning the sequel are already beginning to stir. Will we see a big change from the Korean manufacturer, or will Samsung stick to the tried and tested? The latest reports have revealed the devices code name, plus a few exciting features. Here's everything we know so far.

'Beyond': Samsung's code name for its next flagship

Next year, Samsung will launch the successor to the S9 and the devices code name has been mentioned on Korean website The Bell, which is 'Beyond'. After a code name has been given, manufacturers can begin to develop the phone with partners. The code name could allude to the difficulties the market is facing recently and how the brand plans to overcome it, or the aim to beat competition from Apple or Huawei.

Finally, it looks like we're getting the in-display fingerprint sensor

As well as this, some further details about the features were revealed. The development project for the S10 involves Fingerprint on Display (FOD) technology, which has been an ongoing project for some time now, but it failed in the S8 and the S9 due to technical difficulties. The sensor would be placed into its AMOLED screen.

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The in-display fingerprint sensor didn't quite make it onto the S9  / © AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

So far the in-display fingerprint scanner has only been available in rather niche offerings, such as Huawei's luxury RS Porsche Design. Nonetheless, for the technology to truly go mainstream, it's got to come on a Samsung. If the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 won't carry it, then we could see the Galaxy S10 bring this biometric tech to the masses.

3D face scanning to compete with Apple

The Bell also reports that Samsung plans to implement 3D face scanning tech for the next-gen flagship, although this still remains unclear. Samsung has been experimenting with facial recognition since the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. While the Galaxy S8 and S9 saw some improvements with this, the Korean company has always lagged behind its American rivals in this field. 

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Security has long been a priority for Samsung. / © Samsung Mobile

3D face scanning on the Samsung Galaxy S10 would boost security for facial scanning and could also improve related featues such as AR Emoji. SamMobile suggests that this lines up with previous reports that Samsung is working with startup Mantis Vision and supplier Woodgate to integrate this 3D face scanning into the next flagship.

Don't expect a radical redesign

While these are intriguing tidbits about potential new features, it also seems that Samsung will be sticking to their winning formula in many ways. The “Infinity Display” design is here to stay, and in the same 5.8-inch and 6.3-inch sizes as well.

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To infinity! And bey- ...actually, infinity is just fine. / © AndroidPIT

Don't expect to be able to bend or flex the screen either, as the report from The Bell specifically calls out that this won’t be a foldable phone. Samsung's rumored flexi-phone, the Samsung Galaxy X, was speculated to be one and the same with the Galaxy S10, but at the moment it looks like a divergent evolutionary path for the Galaxy bloodline.

Naturally, at this early stage of the game it's important to take everything with a grain of salt when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S10. Things could change significantly between now and the release, but we'll continue to bring you the latest rumors, news and leaks right here.

What do you expect from the Samsung Galaxy S10?

Source: The Bell

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  • Reg Joo 2 weeks ago Link to comment

    Fingerprint under-glass sensor, foldable phone, when Samsung, when? Don't be too surprised if "not yet" is the answer. This "coming soon" stuff is getting old, every year for the past 3years.


  • A great camera that will not be defeated by another phone for two years. Fingerprint scanner under the display. Bixby and in my language. I also want new features, I do not know what, but new and interesting, and just for the S10. :-)


  • The new S10 probably ten more useless gimmicks installed on it that wont work properly? Well it is Samsung after all.


  • Samsung, the Apple of the Android world, will be daring, I'm sure. They will dare keeping away the headphone jack, they will dare to introduce the notch, and they will dare to install a battery of camera lenses as well a a huge anount of bloatware. They will dare not to give customers software updates, and I even believe they will dare not to implement Project Treble. Why? Because some people like to be tortured by the companies they buy from, and then they will bicker all around the interwebs where the best torturer comes from -- Cupertino or Palo Alto. But in neither place they need to worry, since Uncle Sam is protrctinv them from the evil Huawei phones from China. Because, "Made in 'Murica", I guess. However, that state is a mental one, and it's not confined to the USA.

    tl;dr: Samsung will make a boring phone because people want them this way.


  • O.k we really have to thank Samsung for releasing the Infinety Display phones,and from the old 2" inch screens,its now 6 inch ones that are becoming more popular,and everyone else is following the trend,but Samsung are now putting themselves under more pressure with it Pricing Policy being like Apples,and the New S9 models have been too over priced for loads of consumers, and using the same body as there S8 models as detered the S8 models owners to upgrade to the S9 models,so the future S10 phones and Samsung celebrating there 10th anniversery in producing phones,it might a Full borderless screen phone from Samsung and even a Triple 3D camera phone,read the other day Samsung is even trying to make there Glass screens more durable and stronger,as the number of people with broken Glass screen phones is detering them from spending loads of money on another phone,so hope the S10 will be Stronger Screen phone,but will Samsung over price the S10 phones as well and Huawei become more popular?


    • precisely why i have a huawei mate 10 in my pocket right now. thanks, but no thanks, sammy. thanks for all the fish!

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