One of the rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is that it could be
launched in multiple variants. One of those possible variants
is a budget version known as the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite. Now
it seems that one of the ways that Samsung could make the phone
cheaper is by ditching the in-display fingerprint sensor, a feature
find its way into Samsung’s 2019 flagships.
This is according to
MobileFun.co.uk in which according to information passed to
them from their suppliers in China, some details about the upcoming
phones have been leaked. According to the information, there will
be three variants of the Galaxy S10: the “regular” Galaxy S10,
the larger Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Galaxy S10 E which is supposed
to be the budget model.
credit – MobileFun.co.uk
Both the regular models will get an in-display fingerprint
sensor, while the budget version will not. There have been many
reports and patent sightings in the past suggesting that Samsung
could be working on an in-display fingerprint sensor for their
phones, but to date nothing has materialized giving other companies
such as Vivo and
OnePlus a chance to get to the market first.
Samsung did state before in an
interview with AndroidPIT that they would only launch such a
feature when it works 100% of the time, but declined to provide a
timeline as to when they think they might be able to achieve that.
Could the Galaxy S10 be the first Samsung phone that could feature
an in-display fingerprint sensor? Perhaps, but maybe not the budget
version of the phone.
Source: FS – Android
Budget Samsung Galaxy S10 could skip in-display fingerprint sensor