Rumor has Samsung launching smartphones with optical in-display fingerprint sensors soon

Samsung may introduce its in-display fingerprint technology earlier than expected in the Galaxy P30 and P30+, rather than the Galaxy S10, an unnamed source in China told SamMobile.

SamMobile speculates that Galaxy P30 and P30+ may include optical sensors beneath their LCD displays, reserving the Qualcomm ultrasonic sensors for the flagship Galaxy S10. This would both allow Samsung to roll out a device with an in-display sensor without waiting for the Galaxy S10, and to keep its options open for future smartphones.

The Qualcomm fingerprint sensor technology, which uses a matching algorithm from Precise Biometrics, has long been rumored to be planned for the Galaxy S10, and is also included in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

Ultrasonic fingerprint sensors have been rumored to be coming to high-end smartphones for some time, and Apple received patents for ultrasonic sensors and an in-display fingerprint system earlier this year.

SamMobile notes that Samsung has said it will introduce more new technologies on mid-range devices before implementing them on its flagship products.

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