Galaxy S10 may ditch the iris scanner for on-display fingerprint and 3D sensor

Samsung will be ditching the iris scanner on the Galaxy S10. Instead, Samsung may include an on-display fingerprint sensor and a 3D sensor on the Galaxy S10, South Korean outlet The Bell reports. Samsung introduced iris scanning only two years ago with the Galaxy Note 7.

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Samsung is already developing parts for the Galaxy S10 lineup, but has no plans to include an iris scanning module, says the report.

It may be because Samsung found a superior biometric authentication solution for its first 2019 flagship. The Galaxy S10 may get better 3D-sensing front cameras, it could help improve Samsung’s Intelligent Scan.

The South Korean company was previously reported to be developing such a solution in partnership with Israeli startup Mantis Vision.

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The same source reaffirmed previous reports about the Galaxy S10 smartphones being in the works and featuring similar display sizes as their predecessors, the Galaxy S10 is said to be 5.8 inches, while the Galaxy S10 Plus is said to be 6.3 inches, and the device will be codenamed “Beyond”.

The company is said to have already started asking its suppliers to prepare component that would allow it to start mass-producing its Galaxy S10 in late 2018 —  it is supposed to be unveiled at CES 2019, which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas in early January – and release it by the end of February, a month following its official announcement.

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