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Samsung Galaxy S10 may be ready to include an in-display fingerprint scanner

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Leaks have suggested Samsung has been developing an in-display fingerprint sensor over the last few years, and a new report says it will be ready for next year's Galaxy S10.

Vivo and Huawei both have products on the market that include in-display fingerprint sensors, and ETNews (opens in new tab) is reporting that Samsung may feel pressured to join them.

Citing industry sources, the site claims the company will be ready to include the technology on the Samsung Galaxy S10 despite being nervous of including the tech in the past.

The report also suggests Samsung Display is making the Super AMOLED display element while Qualcomm will include an ultrasonic solution to allow for the scanner inside.

That's different to have Vivo achieves it with an optical solution.

Coming next year

It seems the scanner won't be ready for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is expected to launch in either August or September this year.

In-display fingerprint sensor technology has been a long time coming as it needs to be both accurate and speedy, which is something both Huawei and Vivo have seemed to think is now possible as they've included it on consumer-ready phones.

Huawei's Porsche Design Mate RS included an in-display fingerprint sensor, but it also included a normal scanner as well to ensure you've got a secure way of unlocking your phone.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S10, we expect to hear about it in the first quarter of 2018 with a late February or early March launch, considering that will be a year after the Samsung Galaxy S9's release.

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James is Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He's currently most excited about the Samsung Galaxy S22, God of War: Ragnarok and the rumored foldable iPhone.