Samsung Galaxy S10 Will Not Feature Foldable Display, May Have 3D Camera, In-display Fingerprint Sensor
The Samsung Galaxy S10 was expected to be a groundbreaking launch with foldable displays and virtual reality experience. The new rumor might disappoint some fans as the company will not introduce such features but rather go with the tried and tested Infinity Display in S10 when it gets launched in 2019.
The information comes from a Korean publication named The Bell, and while it is tough to conclude this as a confirmed source, it’s hard to ignore it completely. After all, Samsung played it so safe with their Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models with incremental upgrades. If they choose to go that route, they may not do anything drastic as foldable displays but rather focus on integrating the fingerprint sensor behind the display.
Expected Display Size (Not Foldable though!)
Based on the report, the Galaxy S10 is expected to have a display size of 5.8-inches while the bigger Galaxy S10+ will sport a display size of 6.3-inches. The Infinity display will continue to keep the bezels as low as possible. A recent patent revealed Samsung is experimenting with a top notch but introducing it in their flagship could be a huge risk as it might put off lots of their buyers. The manufacturer may rather go with the tested option of keeping thin bezels on top and bottom.
The display will not be foldable as rumored in the past which may disappoint many but taking one step at a time sounds like a better business decision for Samsung. The company is working on integrating the fingerprint sensor behind the glass this time around.
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Samsung is working closely with different companies including Qualcomm, Synaptics and Aegis Tech. The companies will help them integrate the sensor below the glass so that it doesn’t have to be awkwardly positioned below the camera. Besides, every time you try to reach it especially on the Galaxy S9 Plus which is a large phone, it becomes really difficult and not so intuitive.
The speculation further claims that Samsung is going to implement 3D camera to scan your face to unlock just like how Apple iPhone X does with its Face ID technology. Apple has managed to perfect the technology already and it is Samsung’s turn to get it done in 2019 with their flagship models, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. Some of these features may make its way to the actual device but it would be great if all of them are jam-packed into the upcoming flagship models to commemorate Samsung’s 10th year anniversary.