Samsung’s Galaxy S10 is still several months away, but that hasn’t stopped leaks about the phone from escaping out. The Bell has the latest scoop on the device, going into more details than its previous report on the phone.
Apparently, Samsung is internally calling the Galaxy S10 “Beyond.” The brand’s codenames typically describes its goals, so the Galaxy S8 was referred to as “Dream” to represent its dream to beat Apple, while the Galaxy S9 was called “Star” because the company wanted it to be the star of the smartphone world.
In the same line, “Beyond” has something to do with the Galaxy S10 boasting of abilities which are beyond anything on the market at the moment. One of those features could be an in-display fingerprint scanner. The South Korean firm’s been trying to include one since the Galaxy S8, and it might finally be time for the tech to make its debut next year.
Samsung supposedly announced its intentions to integrate a Fingerprint On Display (FOD) function to its partners as a differentiator for its 10th anniversary smartphone. The company’s working with Qualcomm, Synaptics, and Ezestek on the module, but it hasn’t finalized any one vendor.
Samsung might just work with multiple firms in order to handle the mass production of sensors. Another big change may be arriving in the form of a 3D sensing module.
Samsung wants to utilize 3D cameras to improve its facial recognition skills and climb to the iPhone X’s level, but it’s still not 100% certain about adding this right now. If it succeeds, buyers can look forward to better AR Emoji tracking. The tech might even allow them to conduct video calls in their animated avatar.