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Samsung Galaxy S10 may drop iris scanner in favor of in-display fingerprint reader

At some point early next year, Samsung is probably going to launch the Galaxy S10. The rumor mill hasn’t really ramped up the discussion on what Samsung may launch in 2019, but it looks like we may be getting our feet wet.

According to a report from the Korean news outlet The Bell, Samsung is working on the Galaxy S10, and it may nof include an iris scanning feature. Instead, Samsung may be planning to use an in-display fingerprint reader that  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor and transparent back

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition is loaded with innovative tech, but you won’t be able to buy one.

Alongside the launch of the standard Mi 8, Xiaomi unveiled a limited edition model that offers plenty to be excited about. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition shares the same design as the standard model — it basically looks a lot like the iPhone X — but Xiaomi is rolling out an in-display fingerprint sensor, much like the Vivo X21.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 will be unveiled on May 31 with in-display fingerprint sensor

Xiaomi’s next flagship will launch at the end of the month with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Xiaomi usually launches a phone in its flagship Mi series in February, but this year it eschewed the Mi 7 in favor of an upgraded variant of the Mi Mix 2 dubbed the Mi Mix 2S. It now looks like the company is instead set to unveil the Mi 8 at the end of the month in China.

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From the Editor’s Desk: The disappointing reality of in-screen fingerprint

Why haven’t we seen in-screen fingerprint in more Android flagships? Simple: The current tech is pants.

Finding a way to embed a fingerprint scanner into the display of your handset is seen the holy grail of smartphone biometrics. As phone makers push relentlessly towards the vision of “full-screen” devices, in-screen fingerprint provides yet another way to bump up that all-important screen-to-body ratio.

In-screen fingerprint also offers a futuristic edge — a much-needed differentiator in a homogenous marketplace of interchangeable,  [Read More…]

New Samsung patent shows off embedded fingerprint scanner

A new patent has been granted which reveals Samsung’s plans for an embedded fingerprint scanner. However, it’s unlikely that this technology will be seen in the Galaxy Note 9.

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Moto Z3 Play leaks with side-mounted fingerprint scanner

The Moto Z3 Play is coming this summer, alongside the Moto Z3. It’s going to be one of the first phones from Motorola to come with a 18:9 aspect ratio.

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Fingerprint sensors are still better than facial recognition

Face unlock is great when you’re wearing gloves, but fingerprint sensors are good for more than just authentication.

Alongside the various Android phones I’ve tested, I’ve been using the iPhone X for about two months now. One of the most noteworthy changes to the iPhone X over previous models is the removal of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, now replaced with a high-tech face unlock function Apple calls Face ID. Some Android phones have similar features; the  [Read More…]

Moto Z3 Play CAD renders reveal side-mounted fingerprint sensor, no 3.5mm jack

Motorola’s upcoming mid-range Moto Z3 Play shows up, and there’s no headphone jack in sight.

We got a good look at the upcoming Moto G6 series last week, and early CAD renders based on factory schematics give us a first look at the Moto Z3 Play. Coming by way of OnLeaks and KillerFeatures, the Moto Z3 Play is slated to offer an 18:9 panel at the front with the Motorla logo emblazoned on the chin.

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The Porsche Design Mate RS is a Huawei P20 Pro with an in-display fingerprint sensor and a $2000 price tag

More phone than you need.

As Huawei is wont to do, alongside the beautiful overkill of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, the company unveiled the latest in its collaboration with Porsche Design, the Mate RS.

The phone, which costs starts at €1550 (around $ 2000 USD) depending on the storage size, is basically a smaller, squatter P20 Pro with a few niceties that somewhat (ok, maybe not) justify its higher price tag: an in-display fingerprint sensor  [Read More…]

Looks like the Galaxy Note 9 won’t get under-display fingerprint recognition after all

Reliable analyst Min-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities doesn’t believe that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will come with under-display fingerprint recognition.

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