Galaxy S10 and Note 10 fingerprint issue fixed in South Korea


Last updated: October 23rd, 2019 at 21:01 UTC+01:00

Samsung has rolled out a fresh software update for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 5G lineups in South Korea, fixing the fingerprint sensor security issue that was discovered a little over a week ago, reveals a recent Reuters report. The update’s availability is seemingly limited to the South Korean market for the time being.

Galaxy S10 and Note 10 fingerprint sensor fix is on its way

The fingerprint sensor security flaw affects the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series across all the markets, regardless of which chipset they use. The issue prompted several banking institutions in the UK and China to temporarily disable their banking apps on Samsung’s flagship phones until the matter is addressed.

The Galaxy Note 10+ 5G received a second monthly security patch last week and we were hoping that it may contain a fix for the fingerprint issue. The changelog mentioned fingerprint recognition improvements but the company didn’t offer any other details. It turns out that the update in question wasn’t related to the fingerprint sensor flaw, but if a fix is rolling out in South Korea as we speak then it probably won’t take long for the software package to spread worldwide.

Once the update starts expanding into more markets, it will be up to the banking institutions that have disabled the fingerprint sensor in their apps to decide when they can restore their services back to normal. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more.

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