Samsung confirms several key Galaxy S10 features in official teaser videos


Samsung is ramping up the hype for that February 20 Unpacked event that would be highly anticipated by the entire mobile industry… if we didn’t already know everything the company is planning to unveil in San Francisco. 

Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner

While terribly brief and mysterious, three fresh promotional videos seem to corroborate new and old rumors regarding key Galaxy S10 features. First, the in-display fingerprint scanner we’ve known about for several months now. Interestingly, the title and description of the otherwise generic clip specifically mention “ultrasound” technology, essentially confirming Samsung will be able to adopt a faster, more accurate method of “invisible” fingerprint recognition than many of its Android device-making rivals.

Reverse wireless charging

Apart from ultrasonic in-screen biometric authentication functionality, these teaser videos suggest the battery and cameras will also be crucial selling points of the S10 and S10+. As a side note, the lower-end, lower-cost Galaxy S10e is expected to come with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, which might be a big strategic error on Samsung’s part.

Front-facing camera with OIS and 4K video recording

Back to the battery and imaging features seemingly confirmed in Vietnam, these have actually been rumored not that long ago. The Galaxy S10 will apparently allow you to “share impressive wireless batteries”, a characteristic otherwise known as reverse wireless charging, while sporting a “4K camera with professional vibration.” That would have been a slightly harder nut to crack were it not for recent gossip of top-notch selfie camera prowess including 4K video recording abilities and optical image stabilization. Pretty exciting stuff, but does Samsung have anything else up its sleeve?

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