After it launched the Galaxy S9 phone last month, all eyes are now focused on what promises to be Samsung’s best offering yet — Galaxy S10. To be launched sometime in early 2019, the Galaxy S10 will reportedly feature some pretty interesting tech not yet seen in rival smartphones.
Ultrasound fingerprint sensor
An exciting technology that Samsung will introduce in the Galaxy S10 is the ultrasound fingerprint sensor that will be embedded right into the screen. These sensors will use sound waves that bounce off tiny ridges in the fingerprints to read them.
The big advantage is that the sensor will not take any real estate on the front section of the phone. Plus, the ultrasound fingerprint technology will work smoothly even if the screen is dirty.
Galaxy S10 will reportedly be using the Snapdragon Sense ID ultrasonic sensor manufactured by Qualcomm. The sensor modules will be supplied by Taiwan General Interface Solutions (GIS).
“Qualcomm’s first-generation ultrasonic sensor was launched in 2015. Its second-generation ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor was used by a few Chinese manufacturers in their devices last year. Samsung is likely to be the first manufacturer to use the third-generation sensor,” says an article by Forbes.
Samsung reportedly wanted to launch the ultrasound fingerprint reader several years back, but had to delay it for a long time due to manufacturing issues. And though the company will introduce the tech in the Galaxy S10, not all versions of the new model will feature the ultrasonic fingerprint technology.
“The two high-end Galaxy S models will come fitted with an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint scanner while the other one will house an optical fingerprint sensor beneath the screen,” The Inquirer says in an article.
Triple lens camera
Another interesting development users will find in the Galaxy S10 will be Samsung’s unique positioning of the triple camera lenses on the phone. The triple lens camera system will include a 13 MP telephoto lens, a regular 12 MP lens, and a wide-angle 16 MP lens.
While the wide angle lens will help in improving the quality of photos, the telephoto lens will enable the camera to have three times the optical zoom. Samsung will be highlighting the superior photographic capabilities of the Galaxy S10 during its marketing campaign.
The entry-level and standard models are not expected to feature the triple lens camera setup. Instead, the new triple lens system will only be featured in the “plus” version of the phone, which will be priced the highest. The entry-level Galaxy S10 will only have two cameras like other phones in this range, one on the front and another on the back.
In addition, the Galaxy S10 is also rumored to come with a screen that has the highest screen-to-body ratio among smartphones, faster storage and memory, and better graphical capabilities.
The introduction of several new features means that the Galaxy S10 will be expensive. In fact, the phone is expected to be the costliest ever launched by Samsung and will reportedly make the iPhone X look cheap. But as long as Samsung can deliver a top-notch product, the Galaxy S10 will easily rack up tons of buyers all across the world.