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Samsung May Ditch iris Scanner For Galaxy S10

The South Korean tech giant may consider adding an in-display fingerprint reader as an alternate authentication method

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Samsung could do away with iris scanning in the Galaxy S10, only two years after debuting it with the Galaxy Note 7, the media reported.

According to a report in Korean publication The Bell, the tech giant is already developing parts for the upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone but has no plans to include an iris scanning module like in previous Galaxy devices.

The South Korean tech giant may consider adding an in-display fingerprint reader as an alternate authentication method.

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“The highlight of the Galaxy S10 will indeed be the biggest feature cut from the Galaxy Note 9 — an in-display fingerprint reader,” the report added.

The physical form sizes of both smartphones is expected to reduce slightly as the company would cut down its already slim top and bottom bezels.

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Cupertino-headquartered Apple was recently lauded for the accuracy of Face ID but criticised for removing the Touch ID fingerprint sensor altogether.

If Samsung can match the former while delivering the in-display reader many wanted on the iPhone X, then the Galaxy S10 should be a big hit, according to Forbes. (IANS)

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Samsung to Launch its First 5G Smartphone in Market in April

South Korea's three mobile carriers have been preparing to roll out their commercial 5G service for Samsung's smartphone built for the high-speed network

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Arvin Baalu, vice president of product management at Harman International, talks about the Samsung Digital Cockpit during a Samsung news conference at the 2019 CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 7, 2019. VOA

Samsung on Thursday said it will release its first 5G smartphone in the first week of April in South Korea, making it the world’s first mobile device with the next-generation network capability.

The South Korean tech giant said Galaxy S10’s 5G model will go on sale on April 5, without a pre-order programme, Yonhap news agency reported.

Though Samsung did not disclose the price, it is expected to cost around 1.5 million won ($1,332) in the domestic market, according to industry sources.

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Samsung’s retail presence in the US was marked only by pop-up stores and dedicated spaces in franchisees like Best Buy. Pixabay

On Monday, the state-run National Radio Research Agency said Galaxy S10’s 5G model has passed signal verification test, giving the green light for its launch in the South Korean market.

South Korea’s three mobile carriers have been preparing to roll out their commercial 5G service for Samsung’s smartphone built for the high-speed network.

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Samsung’s schedule is about a week earlier than the US carrier Verizon’s plan to launch its first 5G smartphone service on Motorola’s MotoZ3, essentially a 4G phone with a special attachment that gives it 5G capability, in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11. (IANS)

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