A new set of fresh reports from Industry insiders claims that Samsung will be sourcing ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanners from GIS and O-film. The two companies will work in a kind of partnership with Qualcomm to develop the new sensors.
Both firms are expected to start the supply of S10 fingerprints in January, a month before the flagship’s unveiling that is expected for February 2019. While O-film has a high manufacture capacity and asks a lower price, the Taiwanese GIS has higher yield rates. The ultrasonic fingerprint scanner will be equipped into the high-end versions of the Galaxy S10. According to reports, the Korean firm will offer a base model with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Both GIs and O-film are hoping to also grab the orders for the next Galaxy Note 10 and possibly the next iteration of Galaxy A-series. GIS and another competitor (TPK) are currently busy with the supply of Apple’s iPods and iPad Pro touch panels, O-film joined in the segment back in 2017 and built a solid reputation due to its high-capacity of manufacture. However, analysts are predicting that the biggest slice of the production will be taken by GIS.
While we have already seen a lot of in-display fingerprint scanners during this year, the ultrasonic in-display reader is expected to revolutionize the trend with faster response and better accuracy. Turning the new technology even more convenient and safe to use. While many of us are looking forward to seeing the Galaxy S10 design, the ultrasonic reader is something that may steal our attention in the next year.