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Samsung said to ditch the Galaxy S10 iris scanner

The Galaxy S10 iris scanner might be on the chopping block. This biometric authentication technology was first introduced by Samsung in 2016 with the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. It has been a staple on all flagship Galaxy S series and Galaxy Note series handsets since then.

The company will presumably be doing away with the iris sensor for the reason that it can stretch the display even further. Seems like the idea here would be to achieve a more impressive screen-to-body ratio on the upcoming flagship.

Galaxy S10 iris scanner reportedly ditched

According to a report out of South Korea, the in-display fingerprint sensor will be the only biometric authentication solution on the Galaxy S10. Samsung is reportedly going to ship all three models of the Galaxy S10 without the iris scanner.

The more affordable Galaxy S10 is expected to ship with an optical in-display sensor or a side-mounted sensor like the Galaxy A7. The other two models are said to get an ultrasonic in-display sensor, Qualcomm’s best.

Samsung has positioned iris recognition as a key feature of its flagship smartphones in recent years. It will not have made the decision to remove it lightly. It’s possible that Samsung feels the display fingerprint sensor technology has evolved enough to eliminate the need for a second biometric solution.

Samsung has also hinted at how it will go about destroying the notch. The Galaxy S10 won’t have one. Its front camera will reportedly be underneath the display. The iris scanner may also have been removed to realize Samsung’s vision of a notch-less full-screen smartphone.

Do you tend to use the iris scanner often? How would you feel if the Galaxy S10 came without it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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j0jun
j0jun

Seldom i use iris scanner on my Note 9 because most of the time its not working unlike finger print scanner, so its ok for me if the next generation of samsung flagship phones wont have that feature.

sam00200
sam00200

I use 3/4 of the time, when cycling, in winter, having gloves, dirty hands, on bed. Don’t want it to go away.

farzad62sf
farzad62sf

I wish s6 got Android 8 update. pleaaasssssseeeeee.

stondec
stondec

I use it everyday but much prefer a good front mounted fingerprint scanner.

keithsanantonio
keithsanantonio

I dont even use it for once in my Note8. I just use the fingerscanner always.

kaizer
kaizer

The iris scanner on my note 8 was the best I have the note 9 now and it sucks doesn’t work half the time

ghayas djibalene
ghayas djibalene

I love Iris scanner I use it everyday. I hope that Samsung will propose a facial biometric 3D or The digital scanner must be very well

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Iris scanner was a novelty feature for anyone with glasses. Very happy to get rid of this and simply keep the fod!

Jumhaeg
Jumhaeg

I wear glasses myself but I’m able to use the Iris Scanner with no trouble at all. I really love the Iris Scanner and would be sad to see that biometric verification method disappear. However, the Fingerprint Scanner is pretty fast and an easy way to unlock one’s device or verify your identity.

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

I personally use it a lot, but if the in display fingerprint scanner is really mature enough then i don’t mind if they remove the iris scanner

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

The iris scanner always worked fine for me, but they’re right in thinking the in display FPS is enough to eliminate any other biometric unlock method. I’ve seen face unlocked fooled, apples face ID fooled (with a lot of effort and twins) but never heard of or seen a FPS be fooled, yet! So I’m happy for the change back to FPS.

locarno
locarno

First foldable phone released Royole FlexPai
It also have Snapdragon 8150 CPU which is produced by TSMC in 7nm FinFET.

Samsung is little behind now, because Samsung was first manufacter to use new Snapdragon chips.

Lukasz1536
Lukasz1536

I really like FaceID from iPhones. Works perfectly fine, and I hope that Samsung will put something similar in theirs phones. Now I am using Intelligent Scan to unlock my phone. Works good, but still FaceID is much better and more secure.

Samarasx
Samarasx

FaceID is not more secure than Iris scanner. Your iris has a unique pattern, but your face doesn’t. It is faster, however. Either way, the fingerprint scanner in a reachable position is still the best biometric authentication method.

Lukasz1536
Lukasz1536

I meant inteligent scan, not IRIS.