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This Samsung Galaxy S10 Bug Lets Any Fingerprint Unlock It

This Samsung Galaxy S10 Bug Lets Any Fingerprint Unlock It”

It's very small compared to a fingerprint.

In the case of punch hole displays found in devices like Galaxy S10, the OLED display is drilled with a hole using lasers and the camera sensor is aligned with the hole. After Lisa Neilson, from Castleford, West Yorks, bought a cheap "gel cover" to protect her Galaxy S10's screen, she quickly learned that she could use any of her fingers to unlock it, despite only registering her right thumb.

Qualcomm supplies the touted sonic readers used in the S10 and Note 10.

Samsung has already acknowledged the issue and while it has put the blame on the cheap screen protector, it promises to resolve the issue with a future software update. It all started when a user in the United Kingdom had her phone unlocked by her husband's fingerprint after installing a screen protector on the display, Reuters reports, citing The Sun. That's exactly the phone that Samsung is reportedly thinking of equipping with the yet-unproven under-display camera technology, whereas the Galaxy S11 will more likely have to make do with a design resembling the Note 10, just with even thinner bezels.

A statement issued by Samsung to Reuters reads, "Samsung Electronics is aware of the case of the S10's malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch". "We recommend all customers to use Samsung authorised accessories, specifically designed for Samsung products".

There is now a split in under-display fingerprint reader technology in the smartphone market. Now Samsung is seeking to fix some of the most glaring omissions. Samsung is pretty much the only vendor that doesn't use an optical reader, instead opting for Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint reader technology.



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