Google recently launched the second beta of Android P and this means that the new operating system is getting closer to an official release date. Samsung has taken note of that and its adding some interesting features such as an in-screen fingerprint scanner to its upcoming Galaxy S10 which will help take the new operating system’s performances to the next level.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Expected Launch Date
The first thing we need to mention about Galaxy S10 is that Samsung is expected to launch it in early January 2019. Galaxy S10 will become Samsung’s flagship smartphone as soon as it launches which means that it will represent the best that the South Korean based tech-giant has to offer.
In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Samsung was rumored to install an in-display fingerprint scanner even before Galaxy S9 was launched. However, Samsung decided that this feature is not secure enough and decided to equip Galaxy S9 with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner instead. Fortunately, Samsung managed to develop a safe enough in-display fingerprint scanner and it plans to install it on Galaxy S10.
Android P Biometric API
Samsung is always one to look towards the future and this is why Galaxy S10 will make full use of Google’s recently announced Biometric API which will be included in Android P. The Biometric API will allow third-party apps to use security measures such as facial recognition and fingerprint scans to provide users with a more secure experience. Therefore, Galaxy S10 is expected to feature two-factor authentication which will make use of the new in-display fingerprint scanner and facial recognition system.
Samsung Advanced 3D Facial Recognition
As we all know, Apple revolutionized the smartphone industry when it dropped the classic Touch ID fingerprint scanner and developed the special Face ID phone unlocking technology. Samsung is reportedly going to create a similar feature known as “Advanced 3D Facial Recognition”.
What makes Samsung’s feature special when compared to Apple’s Face ID is the fact that Advanced 3D Facial Recognition will add a layer of iris recognition. This uses ultrasonic technology that makes facial recognition more secure than it already is.
On the downside of things, Galaxy Note 9 which is expected to come out during the upcoming months will not ship with any of this innovative technology. The Bell which is a Korean publication is saying that Samsung wants to keep all these new features for Galaxy S10 in order to give it an edge over Apple’s iPhone X.