Samsung is working on a new handset with an in-display fingerprint sensor which will be launched as part of a new Galaxy P series. This device is expected to arrive before the end of this year. The Galaxy S10 will thus not be Samsung's first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. That title will go to the Galaxy P30.
It has been reiterated in recent rumors that the Galaxy P30 will be Samsung's first in-display fingerprint sensor phone. The device is said to feature an LCD display with an optical display-based fingerprint sensor.
Galaxy P30 storage and color options
We can now exclusively reveal some information about Samsung's first in-display fingerprint sensor phone which bears model number SM-G6200. The Galaxy P30 moniker isn't confirmed yet, by the way, but it's possible that this is what Samsung might use for the device.
The Galaxy P30 will be available with 64GB and 128GB of storage. That's pretty standard for a decent mid-range smartphone in 2018. The handset will be available in Blue, Pink, Black and Red colors. Samsung recent shift to gradient colors isn't a one-off event. All four color options for the Galaxy P30 will be gradient and these will be the base colors.
It's expected that Samsung may launch this handset in China first. A Galaxy P30+ is also believed on the agenda which may feature a display-based fingerprint sensor. Both are likely going to be released before the end of this year.
Optical in-display fingerprint sensors can already be found in devices from the likes of Huawei and Vivo. They're cheaper but less accurate compared to their ultrasonic counterparts. The Galaxy S10 will feature an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, the best that Qualcomm has to offer.
Samsung is likely pushing out this device later this year as it's now aggressively taking on its Chinese rivals. That strategy has already resulted in the new Galaxy A7 being launched as Samsung's first smartphone with a triple rear camera.