The current mobile market leader, the South Korean manufacturer best known for Samsung may surprise us in 2019. Not only for its folding smartphone as well as its mid-range Android smartphones – here thanks to Qualcomm.
Both companies have a history of longstanding partnerships and collaborations, something that could benefit consumers in 2019. Especially those looking for a more affordable Android smartphone or smartphones, yes, the mid-range devices.
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Firstly, this is the slope of the latest rumors and leaks from South Korea. In this sense these Asian sources point to the collaboration between Samsung and Qualcomm to develop cheaper solutions.
Secondly, right now one of the strongest trends in the mobile market is at your fingertips. Yes, the development of fingerprint readers or biometric sensors that can be housed on the screen.
Samsung's mid-range Android smartphones can receive this asset in 2019
Something we already have in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro as well as the new OnePlus 6T, among others. However, it is now a unique feature of high-end Android smartphones – for now! Note that just as the now banal fingerprint reader (on the back or "Home" button) began to be an exclusive asset, technology has now become widespread. This is due to the development of economic processes and alternatives that helped lower their cost. In short, the same will happen sooner or later with on-screen readers.
Thirdly, it is important to mention that at the moment the manufacturers of biometric readers that can be embedded in the screen are practically two. On one side we have the American Qualcomm and on the other one of the companies of Chinese MediaTek, Goodix.
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In short, as both manufacturers realize the growing importance of this technology, a "race" has been spawned to lower its cost. In this sense, we now see Qualcomm negotiating with Samsung to supply large quantities of this sensor.
However, it should be mentioned that it is rumored for the moment, it was not a "deal" confirmed by either party. Still, it is perfectly normal that eventually Android smartphones abound with this much sought after feature.
Upcoming Samsung Galaxy should incorporate this feature
Ending this thesis is the fact that Samsung is gradually abandoning the iris scanner or reader. Something that has marked the previous generations of their tops, but gradually proved to be unsafe or easy to use in certain scenarios.
We therefore very naturally welcomed the chance that in 2019 we will see the first mid-range Samsung Galaxy with this asset. Certainly, the speed with which this technology is becoming widespread is surprising. However, given Samsung's power this is perfectly plausible.
In short, after Vivo surprised us with its X20 Plus UD late last year, here thanks to Synaptics, we knew it was a matter of time. At that moment a new race had been launched and after all, Samsung is the current leader.
Against this background we can move forward that Qualcomm should work with Samsung for the new Samsung Galaxy. On the other hand, Goodix is expected to tighten ties with the many Chinese-based Android smartphone makers.
What is certain is that the golden days of the iris reader / scanner are over and now everyone wants the biometric reader on the screen.
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