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First Galaxy phone with in-display fingerprint sensor might debut in China

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Last updated: September 5th, 2018 at 18:32 UTC+02:00

The first Samsung Galaxy flagship with an in-display fingerprint sensor is expected to be the Galaxy S10, but it may not be the first Galaxy phone to have one. That honor might go to a device that will be targeted at the Chinese market, according to a tweet from leakster MMDDJ, who also mentions the possibility of it being the Galaxy P1 in another tweet. The same source was behind rumors of Samsung working on new Galaxy R and Galaxy P series of phones to replace the J series, although Galaxy P1 may just be a speculative name for the first device in the Galaxy P lineup.

In-display fingerprint sensors could debut on a Galaxy phone for China

It probably won’t surprise many folks that Samsung may bring in-display fingerprint sensors to the Chinese market first, since the technology is currently available on products available almost exclusively in China, such as the Vivo NEX. It would also fit well with Samsung’s newly formed strategy to bring new features to mid-range devices before flagship ones.

DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile communications division, has said that a device based on this new strategy will be released later this year, and an in-display fingerprint sensor would certainly be a major attraction. Of course, that is just speculation, but with the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors on Samsung phones still presenting an ergonomic challenge, it would be great to see Samsung putting the sensors under the display as soon as possible.

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