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New Galaxy S10 rumor says Samsung might ditch the iris scanner

The Galaxy S10 may be far away from launch, but the rumors have already started flooding the internet. What’s surprising is that there are more rumors coming out about the Galaxy S10 than the Galaxy Note 9 which is just a couple of months away from hitting the market. Today, we have a few more details about the Galaxy S10 emerging out of Korea. Before we dive into them, remember, nothing is official until Samsung announces it. So, take all these rumors and leaks with a healthy dose of skepticism.

According to a report in The Bell, the Galaxy S10 will be the first Samsung device to feature an in-display fingerprint reader. The company apparently tried to bring it to the Galaxy Note 9 but failed to do so due to time and technical constraints. Apart from the in-display fingerprint scanner, Samsung, in collaboration with the Israeli firm Mantis, is also reportedly working on a 3D face-scanning module of its own, similar to the one found in the Apple iPhone X.

A 3D scanning module will offer many benefits

If Samsung succeeds in equipping the Galaxy S10 with a 3D scanning module, then, the report states, the company would ditch the iris scanner entirely for cost and weight savings. Hinting at the development of a 3D module, Samsung has reportedly ordered sample parts for the Galaxy S10 from all the component suppliers except those who supply for the iris sensor.

It does make complete sense for Samsung to remove the current facial and iris scanning authentication systems if it succeeds in putting a 3D scanning module in the Galaxy S10. All the 3D scanning modules we have seen so far are faster and more accurate than Samsung’s current solutions. Also, such a module will help Samsung in dramatically improving its AR Emoji feature as well.

Finally, the report also says that the Galaxy S10, as expected, will come in two screen sizes – a 5.8″ regular model and a 6.3″ plus variant. Unlike many other OEMs, Samsung has so far refused to adopt notched displays to increase the screen-to-body ratio. It remains to be to seen if Samsung sticks to its superior design choice, particularly when it is also planning to cram a powerful 3D face-scanning module into the Galaxy S10.

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mma173
mma173

I hope the IR Blaster will make a comeback. It is far more useful.

preime101
preime101

good because the iris scanner just doesn’t work very well for me as I wear glasses. Plus you need to hold the phone at a very specific angle and distance for it to work. I can type in my password faster than it takes for the Iris scanner to finally work.

Biransahin
Biransahin

I like the iris scanner but if something better arrives it’s fine by me.

n3r1x
n3r1x

If finger print scanner will go back to the normal place i will buy s10 for sure. Now will stay with my s7.

dhruvdave
dhruvdave

mostly fingerprint sensor will be in display

warlockba
warlockba

Quod erat demonstrandum 🙂

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Think they might demote iris scanning to midrange devices once the indisplay scanner makes its debut. You talk about cutting costs, but the heart rate scanner has been there since the S5 and I’ve never seen it mentioned in reviews or in real world uses. It’s pointless, yet they keep it. And I don’t think it’s cheap to make either.

keithsanantonio
keithsanantonio

It’s not pointless. The heart rate is useful if you are a health concious user. Maybe your not one. I use it always.

DoctorKDS
DoctorKDS

Actually there were at least 3 sensors associated with the heart rate monitor. They are the heart rate monitor, oxygen saturation monitor, and a UV level sensor. In the USA the UV sensor appears to be missing. These are all worth having if you are concerned about your health. I miss the UV sensor. The oxygen saturation sensor is around $25.00 USD. Plus it is one thing to carry.

strazzi
strazzi

HR sensor is not pointless. I have heart condition and i use it regulary. i think that i am not only one.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

I would champion this as the tech has been pretty useless for people who wear glasses