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Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature an on-screen fingerprint scanner

According to the latest report, Samsung has finished developing an in-house ultrasonic reader which will be featuring in the Samsung Galaxy S10 which is going to be launched in January 2019.

Samsung has changed its plan to feature its much-anticipated FOD (Fingerprint On Display) technology in its upcoming flagship Galaxy Note 9, which will be launched this year.

The South Korean tech giant tried to install the FOD in its Galaxy S8 device but due to technical difficulties, failed to compose a successful product.

Meanwhile, Chinese companies already applied FOD technology to their smartphones, mocking Samsung technologies as a failure in new innovation but Samsung has something else in its sleeves.




The ultrasonic FOD, which is being developed by Samsung Electronics, Qualcomm, and Apple, is a method to capture the minute features of the skin surface using ultrasound. Although the parts cost is rather high and the yield is difficult to secure, it is the most stable technology in terms of accuracy and durability.

Unlike Chinese companies, Samsung Electronics intends to develop FOD technology by itself because it is likely that the technology will be utilized not only in smartphones but also in various fields such as home appliances, IOT, and automobiles in the future.

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