In a bid to not adopt the notch and reach and full-screen design as seen in many other Chinese Android flagships, Samsung will be ditching the iris scanner on the Galaxy S10. The company had first debuted the scanner with the Galaxy Note 7 back in 2016.
Despite its best efforts, Samsung decided against using an in-display fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 this year. This was because the company believed the technology was simply not ready. With the Galaxy S10 though, the company is determined to use an in-display fingerprint sensor especially since Chinese OEMs like Oppo and Vivo have already launched multiple phones with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
With the Galaxy S8, Samsung was among the first companies to launch a flagship smartphone featuring minimal bezels. With the Galaxy S9, Samsung managed to reduce the bezels on its flagship handset by just a small margin for an overall screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. However, since the release of the Galaxy S8 in 2017, many phones have launched that feature even thinner bezels, including Apple’s own iPhone X.
After ditching the in-display fingerprint scanner technology for the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung is reportedly planning on using Qualcomm’s in-display fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S10 next year.
After debuting a dual-camera setup with the Galaxy S9+ this year, Samsung is reportedly considering switching to a triple-camera setup with the Galaxy S10 next year. Additionally, the company is seemingly looking to follow Apple once again and launch three different variants of its flagship handset next year.