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Galaxy S10 in-screen fingerprint reader is now faster than ever

In keeping with its word, Samsung has once again updated the biometrics software (V2.0.8.4) on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ to make the in-screen fingerprint reader as accurate and responsive as can be. And this latest upgrade appears to have hit the nail on the head, with one Reddit user writing: “My fingerprint reader is instant every single time now” and a handful more later concurring.

There’s no way to trigger the software update manually. It’s one of those frustrating server-side releases that will reach your handset in due course. From what we can tell, it’s making the rounds for the masses in Germany and Poland at the moment. There have also been some reports of it touching down on units in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom — though we’re still yet to receive it.

For new Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ owners, the upgrade won’t be enough to make using the in-screen fingerprint reader a seamless experience. That’s because it takes time to adjust to placing your finger in the right location, as our Editor-in-Chief explained in his recent column. Once they do, however, they’ll inevitably notice that it wasn’t quite as unresponsive as they had initially thought.

By the time they reach the point where they’re entirely comfortable with the sensor, this latest update would have kicked in, leaving little room for complaint, if responses to a recent thread on Reddit are to be believed. We’re keen to remain impartial until we’ve had a chance to try it ourselves, though — we’ll let you know just how good it is when it reaches our Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+.

  • Model: SM-G973F
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1"(157.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide
  • Model: SM-G975F
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Innate tonadm8t, taking off the screen protector makes a huge difference in the FPS response. In the past month in had to moisturised my hands loads in fear the fsp not working.

Unfortunately, my proctor got really scratched up from unknown cause and had to remove it. What unfound was that it was wAy more responsive and where situation needed my thumb being moist in the past works fine now

gogolak
gogolak

Haven’t receiced it yet..idk why…open Romania here..anyway I can trigger it manually?

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

Have you checked in the Galaxy store…. That’s where you’ll find it.

gogolak
gogolak

I did search for it for 3 days but nothing…received it last night by doing nothing…I hate those delays

locarno
locarno

It is first time that I see this kind of update. Why it is not available as OTA ?

locarno
locarno

“as our Editor-in-Chief explained in his recent column.”

Wow. I didn’t know that Abhijeet is Editor-in-Chief.

drunaveil
drunaveil

Portugal S10+ unlocked version available this morning. The fingerprint reader is really super fast now. So far no match ! Go go Samsung!

speedyranger
speedyranger

Received this morning.
UK version .S10+ unlocked.

Marmau83
Marmau83

Got the update this AM in the US on S10+ AT&T variant. Rarely use fingerprint because the facial recognition sees me first – but so far seems much faster and no longer do I have to try several times to get it to work.

zlobster
zlobster

Does it mean it’s also a way less secure?

Some guy was able to easily trick the FPR even before the patch. I guess now it should be easier?

ZeneticX
ZeneticX

just try it with your other figners or someone else if you’re sceptical

buba0071
buba0071

Can confirm i got yesterday in Denmark and it made a huge improvement. i do no longer use 2 prints for one finger. Now i can have 2 thums and 2 fingers and it is still working every time now. Great update from SAMSUNG. Now we just need Night mode Camera update for this device to be almost perfekt

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Definitely faster even with the original screen protector. Only issue is that with the dry hands still a big issue

HHH
HHH

i also got the update yesterday in egypt
and wow it’s just perfect … very accurate and super fast
btw im still using the included screen protector

Dorin2019
Dorin2019

I also got the update in this morning in romania.

ssking
ssking

That update made the FPR perfect!

leoking3
leoking3

It is noticeably better, way faster and more precise. Got is last night. I had issues before, even getting annoyed by the slowness and lack of precision. Not anymore

Tibudev
Tibudev

The update also landed in Denmark this morning.

Khlad
Khlad

Hvordan opdaterer du fingerskanneren? Jeg har ikke fået nogen opdatering endnu.

sadra99
sadra99

Galaxy S7 got android 9 wifi certificate

shezkhan123
shezkhan123

nothing in pakistan

sbozzy
sbozzy

Got this update this morning in South Africa on an XFV model

Cance
Cance

I also got the update this morning in Switzerland. I checked for updates in the Galaxy Store and there was nothing. Few minutes later a notification for an update of biometrics popped up.

x M a L i K x
x M a L i K x

Just received the update on my Hong Kong version the update is through the Galaxy store and it works alot better than before I must say.

dcap
dcap

so far the unlocked US s10 has received no updates, still on Feb 1st security update……..lame

PaulCSYD
PaulCSYD

Received it in AUS with the XSA model

paul1035
paul1035

But the question is, do we still need to remove the included screen protector to get this type of response or if it is responsive in both scenarios?

AdL2012
AdL2012

I don’t think so.
Mine is still on the screen but i didn’t received the update yet

jozefrockz
jozefrockz

I’m using the dome glass and its faster than ever

eigaras
eigaras

I’m using the original SP and it works great after the update. Perhaps it would be even better without the protector, but i’d rather keep my screen scratch free.