Samsung Galaxy A10 Might Be The First Samsung Phone With An In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
With a looming threat from Chinese smartphone manufacturers, Samsung has started taking drastic measures to ensure that it stays on top. With competition from Huawei in the global market and players such as Xiaomi beating it in strategic markets such as India, Samsung really needs to step up its game. Earlier reports had suggested that Samsung will be reshuffling its entire smartphone lineup. And also be integrating more features into its budget and mid-range lineup. This might be turning out to be true. As the upcoming Galaxy A10 is said to be the first Samsung device to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy A10
The Galaxy A series is the mid-range series from Samsung. Usually, these devices are not as feature loaded as the flagship phones, but lately, Samsung has been changing that. With the Galaxy A7, Samsung rough the concept of triple cameras to its smartphones. It then scaled that concept up by introducing the quad camera Galaxy A9. Additionally,the A9 features gradient back panel, which is a first in Samsung devices. According to a Chinese leaker, the Galaxy A10 will be the first Samsung phone to launch with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Additionally, reports also suggests that an A series phone will run on the Snapdragon 845 SoC from Qualcomm.
While every leak must be taken with a pinch of salt, this one is no different. Firstly, Samsung is said to be using the Ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology by Qualcomm for its phones. This technology is 3x more expensive than the Optical in display fingerprint sensors. This leak is hard to believe. As using an ultrasonic in display fingerprint reader will make the cost of the smartphone to shoot up drastically.
Additionally, Samsung might just save the technology for its upcoming flagship Galaxy S10 series. Being the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S series, they will ensure that they put the best of every technology that they have, into this phone. Not doing so and putting it into an A series phone before that, might just take away the spotlight from the Galaxy S10.