The ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S10 will likely debut on Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro smartphone.
Optical fingerprint reader can be integrated under the screen of a thin phone, ultrasonic fingerprint sensor can do this. Qualcomm’s second-generation ultrasonic fingerprint reader is expected to be one of Samsung’s upcoming major enhancements to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 (as it is the first to integrate it into a high-end smartphone. and produced in such large quantities).
Phones with under-screen fingerprint sensors have appeared on the market, such as the recent Vivo NEX (with selfie cameras that can pop up in a special spring mechanism). However, Vivo NEX uses fingerprint scanning technology based on the optical sensor of Chinese company Gudix.
Qualcomm’s technology can work precisely through glass up to 800 microns, much higher than the 300 microns of the previous generation. However, this technology can appear first on the Mate 20 Pro smartphone. Huawei is said to have signed an exclusive deal with Qualcomm until the end of February for this technology, which is also the expected launch time of the Samsung Galaxy S10.
The Korean media today reiterated that Samsung plans to equip fingerprint scanning technology for mid-range smartphone A-series, but it will be based on less-accurate optical sensor technology. than Gudix’s.