You don’t have to wait for the Galaxy S10 launch event to see Samsung’s new phones for 2019 in the wild. One week early, a new video leak surfaced today, showing the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus with a screen protector. The video was leaked by Mobile Fun. Sure, we’ve seen Galaxy S10 screen protectors and cases before, but the phone is allegedly present with this screen protector, and the video shows the screen actually turning on. In the video, we can see there are holes in the screen protector. One portion is cut out to let the front-facing cameras poke through. The biggest news from this Galaxy S10 Plus leak is the other hole, which appears in the lower portion of the screen protector. This circular hole backs up rumors that the Galaxy S10 Plus is getting an in-screen fingerprint sensor underneath the glass. Samsung works closely with Qualcomm on the chipset used inside many of its smartphones, and Qualcomm is now touting its ultrasonic fingerprint sensor technology as part of the Snapdragon 855 chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S10 line may be the first to get the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, with other phones to follow at MWC 2019. Cause for skepticism There are a few reasons to be skeptical, though. While the display does turn on in the video, there is no on-screen indication that a fingerprint scanner is underneath the screen. The last few generations of Samsung’s flagship phones have had their fingerprint scanners on the back of the… [Read full story]
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