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

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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dusting5045
dusting5045

The fact it has a side mounted sensor has been stated by many sources. I believe it was in forbes or somewhere. Sammobile is really lacking these days with breaking news.

MStuart
MStuart

Don’t care that much about that, but a hole in the display is a huge deal-breaker. Either do the bezel-less thing right or don’t do it at all.

Sam Dough
Sam Dough

Keep removing features and Samsung will be finished. Meanwhile, Vivo just teased their newest phone codenamed The Waterdrop and it looks truly beautiful and elegant. This phone will be a game changer in 2019 and will entirely wipe out Samsung as the price will be affordable with complete up to date specs.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Meh, so what? Is really everybody in need for an in-display fingerprint sensor. I don’t.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

We knew about this for almost 3 months now. It has a side mounted finger print scanner.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

This shouldn’t be anything new? Rumors from the start around this phone not having an FPS under the screen. Expectations would be on the power button like one of the mid range phones they released last year

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I really thought the name S10 was jus being used to reference the device. They can’t call it S10 on actual launch! It looks and sounds horrible! They mentioned keeping the Galaxy monica, which is fine. But seriously, they need to come up with something better than S10

hakan_710
hakan_710

I guess s10 edge has single rear camera, heart rate monitor and fingerprint sensor on the back (like note 8 but with single camera sensor)

Samcurve
Samcurve

no.. it don’t have any camera.. LOL

Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s common knowledge…..or should I say common rumour that it will have a side mounted fingerprint sensor.

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

I used to have a S10 until I gave it to my dad. A Chevy S-10 that is.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Lol!

locarno
locarno

S10 Edge

utvic99
utvic99

S10R, how bout dat?

Yousef206
Yousef206

We all know it will have side mounted fp

djcbs
djcbs

“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?” Well, it surely will. And IF the screen is indeed flat (although I see no difference in those screen protectors to tell us it will), then there’s further space on the side of the phone for it. And Samsung has already released a phone with one so it might be a possibility. To be honest, IF the different fingerprint scanner was the ONLY difference between the Lite and the rest, I wouldn’t say… Read more »

locarno
locarno

” And Samsung has already released a phone with one so it might be a possibility.”

What phone ?