Galaxy S10's in-display finger scanner may detect blood flow and heart rate

Samsung has a 10th Galaxy S down the pipe, and it seems determined to redefine popular flagship smartphone design with it, at least to the extent possible within today’s steel-and-glass bodies that abound. The anniversary Galaxy is shaping up to be a powerhouse in terms of internals, with the first 7nm chipset used by Samsung, but it’s the design we are most interested in, as the Infinity Display build that debuted with the S8, while still one of the greatest out there, will be old news in the first half of next year, when the S10 is likely to be introduced.
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Video shows in-display fingerprint reader on Xiaomi Mi 8?

A video discovered on weibo by tipster Slashleaks, is said to show an in-display fingerprint scanner in use on the Xiaomi Mi 8. That’s right, Xiaomi is jumping straight from the Mi 6 to the Mi 8 according to the latest reports. The device is said to include a facial recognition feature similar to the Apple iPhone X’s Face ID, and should be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. The Mi 8 is expected to carry 8GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, support for wireless charging and a 4000mAh battery. MIUI 9 will also makes its debut on the handset, according to the rumors.

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Report: Apple is developing ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner

According to a new report out of Korea published today, Apple is said to be working on an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. Currently, optical technology is used by Chinese smartphone manufacturers for such a feature. This uses reflected light to read the shape of a fingerprint and match it to the user’s fingerprint. The ultrasonic version, which is being developed by Apple, Samsung and Qualcomm, catches small details of the skin. While yields are lower and the parts more expensive, ultrasonic biometric readers are said to be much more accurate than the optical variety. There also is a …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor hinted at in new patent

A new patent filing by Samsung hints at the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy Note 9. It was rumored last year that the Galaxy Note 8 would include the tech, while this year’s Galaxy S9 series was also reportedly set to feature the new sensors. Despite this information being untrue, new rumors now point towards the Galaxy Note 9 being the device to debut the tech and, if Samsung’s patent is anything to go by, it may actually be true this time around.

As can be seen in the sketches provided, Samsung plans to include the new in-display sensor towards the bottom …

Report: Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature in-display fingerprint scanner and perhaps 3D sensing

Earlier today, we passed along the interesting news that Samsung plans on unveiling its 2019 flagship phone in January. The manufacturer wants to leave some room for consumers to digest the Samsung Galaxy S10 and have room left over for dessert. And by dessert, we mean the the foldable Samsung Galaxy X (or whatever moniker the company chooses). Now, a report out of South Korea gives us some ideas about what features could be found on the Galaxy S10 and, we assume, the Galaxy S10+.

The report points out that Samsung has failed for two years with its attempts to include an in-display fingerprint …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might feature an in-display fingerprint scanner after all

Last we heard, Samsung was supposed to skip implementing an in-display fingerprint sensor into its upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, partially because of issues related to screen protectors. However, a brand new report from South Korea now has it that the next generation Galaxy Note might come with an in-display fingerprint scanner after all.
According to Korea Herald and an anonymous industry source, Samsung Display (a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics) currently has three or four solutions to embed a fingerprint sensor into the Super AMOLED screen of the Galaxy …

Here's why the OnePlus 6 may indeed sport in-display finger scanner

Hot on the heels of the newly announced Oppo R15 that gives us a hint how the eventual OnePlus 6 may end up looking like, now comes another trajectory to explore – its rumored in-display finger scanner. Why do we think it is a real possibility all of a sudden? Well, BBK, the parent company of Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus, just announced two new handsets today – the Vivo X21 and X21 UD – for under display, apparently, as this is the successor of the first phone with such sensor, the X20 UD.

You guessed it – besides utter resemblance to the Oppo R15, down to the 6.28″ notch-y displays …

Galaxy S10 to sport a Face ID camera competitor, and in-display finger reader

It’s not the first time we are hearing that Samsung is working on a TrueDepth camera competitor to rival Apple’s Face ID and Animoji features, but now we have a device where it will eventually be planted – none other than the Galaxy S10. This one is shaping up to be a crazy handset, with a 7nm chipset, 5G connectivity, in-display finger scanner, and whatever else Samsung throws at it that will stick.

Well, it seems that Samsung is throwing a structured light transmitter and receiver, a front-facing camera, and a time of flight/proximity sensor. These are …

In-display finger scanners do work with protectors, so what's up with the Note 9?

While Samsung reportedly ran out of time to implement in-display finger scanner on the Galaxy S8, and, now, the Galaxy S9, one could reasonably expect that the Note 9 would be the high-end gear that this type of unobtrusive fingerprint recognition technology would make a cameo in. 

Not so fast, advised reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo last week, informing us that the Note 9 won’t have a reader hidden under its display glass. While a few of the reasons he cited sound familiar, the one that said such scanners won’t work with screen protectors was a new thing, …

Nokia 9 (2018) to feature in-display fingerprint scanner?

Christmas 2017 hadn’t even taken place when we showed you a leaked render of the Nokia 9 (2018). Fast forward to earlier this month, and we passed along some further details about the phone that will most likely be Nokia’s best for this year. We expect a 5.7-inch near bezel-less display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. We also mentioned that the device, which will be built by HMD Global under license from Nokia, will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.

The Nokia 9 (2018) will also reportedly feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. That is something that we alerted you to earlier …