Samsung To Ditch Iris scanner on Samsung Galaxy S10


  • Samsung is rumored to drop the iris scanner on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10.
  • The device is expected to feature both an in-display fingerprint sensor and 3D sensor.
  • The iris scanner was included in flagship Samsung devices since the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung will reportedly drop the iris scanner on the rumored Samsung Galaxy S10, will include both an in-display fingerprint sensor and a 3D sensor on the phone. This news comes from The Bell (link in Korean), citing the security parts industry, which said Samsung has not ordered a sample iris scanner for the Samsung Galaxy S10 prototype that is in development.

The Bell reaffirmed that the device will be codenamed “Beyond” and the size of the display for both the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus has been leaked. The display of the S10 is said to be 5.8 inches, while S10 Plus will have 6.3 inches display.

If it’s true, the standard model would be the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S9, although the Galaxy S10 Plus will be 0.1 inches larger than the Galaxy S9 Plus.

If Samsung feature both an in-display fingerprint sensor and a 3D sensor on the device, there would be little need for an iris scanner too. Iris scanners can be inconsistent in low light or if you wear glasses. With both in-display and 3D sensor security methods, an iris scanner might be an unnecessary expense for the next Galaxy S model and will increase the cost.

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It is still initial stages in the development of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and just because Samsung hasn’t yet ordered parts doesn’t mean it never will. The Bell states that if Samsung will have any issues with the rumored in-display sensor or the 3D sensor, then they would reverse the decision and will stick with the iris scanner.

However, Samsung would do all it can to avoid any issue. The Galaxy S10 will be the tenth device in the flagship S series so Samsung will want to make it a unique one. Using the same iris scanner technology that has been found in Samsung Galaxy Note 7 isn’t a great way for world number one manufacturer.

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