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5.8-inch Galaxy S10 E may not have an in-display fingerprint sensor

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Last updated: January 9th, 2019 at 17:16 UTC+01:00

It has been maintained from the word go that Samsung will launch three models of the Galaxy S10. There will be a new, entry-level model with lower specs and thus a lower price tag. This model has long been referred to as the Galaxy S10 Lite. Some new information suggests that it may actually be called the Galaxy S10 E.

The information is from a supplier that’s claimed to have used the Galaxy S10 E device for testing their screen protectors. The Chinese supplier also claims that the cheapest Galaxy S10 model will not feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Galaxy S10 Lite may be launched as the Galaxy S10 E

Online retailer Mobile Fun has received this information from one of its “long standing” suppliers in China. This declaration is meant to bestow a degree of credibility to the information provided. It’s now claimed that the three models will be called the Galaxy S10 E, Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10+. Three screen sizes will be 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch respectively.

Since the entire premise for a cheaper model is to make the flagship affordable for more people some corners inevitably have to be cut. This particular model is also believed to feature a flat Infinity-O display, not the curved one as the other two, in addition to a different camera system.

It will thus be understandable for this device to not have an in-display fingerprint sensor. This begs the question, does it have a fingerprint sensor at all? The case and render leaks we have seen so far don’t betray the presence of a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on all three models. The Infinity-O display means that there’s no room for an iris sensor as well. Could the Galaxy S10 E have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor? There’s not a lot of evidence to support that theory right now.

As you can see, some questions still remain unanswered, even though the claims by this supplier seem legitimate on paper. Nothing has been officially confirmed as yet and may not be until next month.

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