Samsung Galaxy S10 in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor just got unmasked

Samsung Galaxy S10 in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor just got unmasked

Samsung Galaxy S10 in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor just got unmasked

By mid-2019, AT&T plans to bring the 5G bonanza to a further seven cities across the USA, though as with the original 12 take the 5G coverage claims with a pinch of salt.

Initially we'd expected that Samsung would be the first to offer a Snapdragon 855 phone.

Chipmaker Qualcomm Technologies has revealed the latest version of its Snapdragon mobile chip for smartphones and new ultrasonic fingerprint solution for sensors that can sit under the display.

The Snapdragon 855 will also support a brand new in-screen fingerprint sensor called the 3D Sonic sensor.

Samsung's Galaxy S9 phone. According to the chip-maker the mobile platform is already in the hands of its customers, with devices headed to market in the first half of 2019. Which device, exactly, wasn't specified, but nearly every finger is pointing towards Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone.

During an event in Hawaii this week, Qualcomm and Samsung showed prototype 5G devices running on "live" networks.

As for Verizon, the company has only just begun rolling out its 5G home internet service this year to four cities, including Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

In conjunction with Inseego and Qualcomm, Verizon also has a 5G hotspot launching in 2019. But a new revelation on Tuesday morning is much more disconcerting, we're afraid. This is the second device which will be available through the AT&T portfolio, having announced a 5G Mobile Hotspot, in partnership with Netgear back in October. The potential limitation of 5G could be a reason why it's unlikely we'll see 5G-capable iPhones next year. Apple, however, is choosing to sit out the H1 2019 race, suggesting its own 5G compatible device will not be ready until 2020. Additionally, the chipset integrates the company's recently announced Wi-Fi 6 and 60GHz-capable Wi-Fi antenna, allowing the 855, in the latter case, to deliver theoretical download speeds of up to 10 Gbps when connected to an 802.11ay compatible router.

Aside from multiple camera setup, display notches, and all whatnot, the In-screen fingerprint reader has in the past year become a major feature of the mo-range and Premium smartphones, partly because they take up more space than the conventional rear fingerprint sensor.

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