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Samsung Galaxy S10 in-display fingerprint scanner is getting faster

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The in-display fingerprint scanner in the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus is getting better thanks to a new update being rolled out to the handsets.

Users have raised concerns about the speed of the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, with some feeling it leaves them waiting a little too long before unlocking their device.

We did notice that the recognition and unlock speeds were a little slower compared to more traditional fingerprint scanners (ones not baked into a display) during our in-depth reviews of the handsets, and Samsung is now addressing this.

Faster unlock

According to a Reddit thread, the software update is 6.9MB in size and is listed as a "Biometrics security patch - fingerprint scanner".

While the release notes from Samsung don't give too much away, Reddit users who have received the update on their S10 and S10 Plus handsets are claiming the speed of the fingerprint scanner has been improved.

Image Credit: Reddit

Image Credit: Reddit

It doesn't appear that Samsung is pushing the update out simultaneously to all S10 and S10 Plus devices, which means you'll have to wait for the update to pushed to you when Samsung decides it's ready.

With the update seemingly already rolling out we'd expect it to hit all handsets in the next few weeks, so if you haven't had it yet there shouldn't be too long to wait.

Via SlashGear

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John McCann
John McCann

John joined TechRadar over a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs from some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.