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Samsung came under fire yesterday after it was revealed that the under-the-display fingerprint reader used in its Galaxy S10 family of smartphones isn't as secure as previously thought. In fact, it was found that anyone could potentially unlock a Galaxy S10 smartphone using an unregistered fingerprint.  Now, Samsung has posted an official response to the uproar that followed the initial reporting on this major Galaxy S10 fingerprint security issue. The company tried to explain what's happening, writing, "This issue involved ultrasonic fingerprint sensors unlocking devices after recognizing 3-dimensional patterns appearing on certain silicone screen protecting cases as... Read more...
Now that production is ramping up for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, the next round of flagship Android smartphones are being announced (or leaked) at a quickening pace. Late last month, Xiaomi announced that its next flagship, the Mi Mix 2S, will launch on March 27th. Now an alleged leaked image of the upcoming smartphone shows that it may be one of the first devices to hit the market with an in-display fingerprint sensor. We've seen such technology in development from both Synaptics and Qualcomm, but it's too early to know at this point which solution Xiaomi is adopting for the Mi Mix 2S. Putting the fingerprint reader in the display frees up space on the front of device (although previous... Read more...