Samsung Galaxy S10 is undoubtedly going to have a lot of strong selling point when it is going to be released, but perhaps the biggest one is going to be its under-screen fingerprint sensor. We first heard of this feature back in 2017. Then it was rumored to come with the S9 and S9+ line, but it seems that the company decided to skip forward and implement this technology with their next year’s flagship smartphone.
Some leaks suggest that the fingerprint sensor will make use of QUALCOMM’s Snapdragon Sense ID 3D. This means that we can expect to see ultrasonic fingerprint recognition system with this device.
What does this mean?
Snapdragon Sense ID works by implementing a feature called detail mapping. In a nutshell, this means that users can place their fingerprints on the sensor and it will immediately detect them, allowing for better security of what you keep on your phone. The ultrasonic pulses work by traveling from the screen to the back of the finger.
Usually, fingerprint sensors work by analyzing capacitive fingerprint sensors in the shape of two-dimensional images. What the Samsung Galaxy S10 is going to add to that is the fact that it will use 3D images to recognize the fingerprint. The Sense ID will also allow for passwordless authentication named Fast Identity Online. This means that the data with your fingerprint is safe and secure from outside forces.
Competition for iPhone X
If this leak is to be taken as the truth, then this means that Apple would have a powerful competitor on the market in the face of Samsung. The two companies have been working to outdo the other for some time now but adding this feature means that Apple would have to step its game up to face the game changer of 3D fingerprint recognition.
Another place where Apple is going to see some strong competition is their Face ID department. When they released iPhone X, the Face ID feature became a staple for secure unlocking of smartphones. However, the South Korean company seems to be working on a new sensor that will be its answer to Apple’s Face ID.
Overall, the fact that Samsung is adding new pieces of technology to their latest smartphone in the works means that users will be more tempted to choose the Android brand rather than Apple. We are excited to see what move the iOS company will make so that they can face up the competition and maintain their strong position.