Samsung foldable smartphone to reportedly bear Galaxy F moniker

The Sony Xperia XZ3

The Sony Xperia XZ3

A new rumor suggests Samsung may be eyeing the opportunity to drop the iris scanner from its next flagship phone. Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S10 series at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February 2019. That said, it is also expected that the brand might bring this feature to other Samsung mid-range and budget range smartphones in near future. These include under-the-screen fingerprint scanners, as well as under-the-screen cameras and face sensors for FaceID security systems. The extra display offers a better user experience as it allows the user to utilize most smartphone functions without unfolding the phone, but it makes the device thicker and more expensive. However, with the iris scanner gone, Samsung will only rely on the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor on the S10 for verification purposes.

On paper, the Galaxy J2 Core doesn't even come close to matching the cutting-edge flagship phones we typically cover here on the site.

The remaining Galaxy S10 models will be equipped with an optical display fingerprint or side-by-side key and the Galaxy S10 design has not been finalized yet. We'll have to wait and see, as the competition is usually quick to catch up. Samsung may also release a 5G version of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ as well.

The South Korean manufacturer will reportedly produce 1 million units of the smartphone in the first year. No doubt more details will leak in the meantime, so we should start getting some idea of what to expect in a few months time. This thing was already planned for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 but seeing it for Samsung Galaxy S10 also will result in controversy.

Samsung launched their first Android Go phone, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Core a while back and now it looks like the handset could be headed to the US. You might have to wait for a little more as the update is rolled out in batches.

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