This Confirms that the S10 Will Have an In-display Fingerprint Sensor


We now know a lot of stuff about the S10. We know that it will have a punched-hole display, a horizontal rear camera setup, and there is even going to be a foldable one. Folks at XDA Developers have now confirmed that the S10 will also have an in-display fingerprint sensor.

After analyzing Samsung Pay and other apps, they have come up to a conclusion that at least one of the S10 models will sport an in-display sensor.  We saw  Samsung talking about the technology at SDC 2018. Moreover, Samsung’s tech will be faster than that seen on the OnePlus 6T and other similar Chinese phones.

XDA Developers found two very explicit references to an in-display fingerprint scanner. One of them even includes the Galaxy S10’s code-name.

The first screenshot on the left is from the SimpleAuthBottomView class, while the second screenshot is from the OnlinePayMainBaseFragment class. What the Samsung Pay app is doing here is checking if the device has an in-display fingerprint scanner, and if so, it’ll shift the payment flow window at the bottom a bit higher up to make more room.

The code snippet doesn’t confirm exactly which variant(s) of the Galaxy S10 will have an in-display fingerprint scanner. The S10E will be having the fingerprint sensor on its side. So the under-display tech might be there on the flagship variants. Samsung will use Qualcomm’s new ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor on the S10.

Unpacked 2019 is now in less than a month. Keep following for more updates.