Samsung can abandon its traditional iris player on the Galaxy S10. This is what is said by rumors released this Friday, 22, that the company can replace the feature by a digital reader under the screen and a 3D front sensor. The model should be presented early next year with the promise of major changes to commemorate the 10 years of the line.
According to the publication of the Android Authority, the rumors gained strength after the Korean media reported that Samsung would not have ordered any iris reader for the Galaxy S10 prototype. With this, the expectation is that the brand’s top line will adopt other biometrics solutions for next year. The main one is the fingerprint reader under the screen, replacing the one at the rear.
Already another option would be a facial recognition unlocking from a 3D sensor, similar to what Apple uses on the iPhone X. The change would make the Samsung phone unlocked more quickly and more consistently. The current iris reader, introduced in Galaxy Note 7, may have difficulties depending on the brightness of the environment and if the user is wearing glasses, for example.
The Galaxy S10 also had its supposed screen size revealed in the leaks this Friday. The conventional model should have a 5.8-inch display, which is the same size found in the conventional S9. The S10 Plus will feature a 6.3-inch screen, which is 0.1 inches larger than the current generation.
Although Samsung is already supposedly mounting prototypes of the Galaxy S10 without the iris reader, it is possible for the manufacturer to go back if one of the technologies does not present a satisfactory result. The successor of the S9 should still take a few months to be fully completed, as the product presentation should only happen between January and February.