Samsung is rumoured to be developing an in-display fingerprint sensor for its future smartphones, a development it could debut in its next flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Rumours around the feature have spread online after a report by ETNews cited industry sources claiming that the technology giant is feeling the pressure from rivals Vivo and Huawei to develop products that include in-display fingerprint sensors.
The sources suggest that the company has been working on the technology for two years and will be ready to include it Samsung Galaxy S10 for release next year.
The report also includes information about who will be making the different parts of the display tech, claiming that Samsung Display will be making the Super AMOLED screen element while Qualcomm will include an ultrasonic solution to allow for the scanner inside.
The new display and finger print tech won't be ready in time for the launch of Samsung Galaxy Note 9 which is due for launch later this year in September, the report says.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 is likely to arrive in the first quarter of 2018 with an early March launch.
According to previous Galaxy S10 display rumours, Samsung is planning to equip it with a ridiculously sharp display that'll blow the iPhone X out of the water.
That's according to Twitter tipster Ice Universe, the Galaxy S10's screen resolution is going to exceed 600ppi - trumping the iPhone X's 458ppi and the Galaxy S9's 570ppi screen.
It remains to be seen whether the display will match the eye-popping brightness of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium, though, which packs a 5.8in 3840x2160 4K screen with a pixel density of 760ppi.
As well as a souped-up screen resolution, the Galaxy S10 is also expected to feature a screen to body ratio of 93 per cent - improving on the Galaxy S9's 83.6 per cent ratio.
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