Samsung Galaxy P30 reported to be the brand’s first smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor [updated]

“Earlier the Galaxy S10 was expected to be Samsung’s first device to flaunt an optical scanner”

[Updated: September 25th, 2018]: Soon after the report of Samsung launching the Galaxy P30-series smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Sammobile has gone ahead and revealed the colour and storage variants of the handset. As per the publication, the alleged smartphone will be available in 64GB and 128GB storage options. Moreover, the phone reported to come in four colour variants of Blue, Pink, Black and Red.

In a recent development, the Galaxy P30, and not the Galaxy S10, could be Samsung’s first smartphone to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. As per earlier reports, Samsung was expected to introduce the optical scanner with its next-gen Galaxy S-series smartphone in 2019. However, a new report hints otherwise. According to a famous leakster @MMDDJ_, Samsung is working on an in-display fingerprint sensor smartphone in China, which could launch as early as next month.

It was further reported that the handset will bear the model number SM-G6200 and will be dubbed as the Galaxy P30/ P30+. Notably, the alleged smartphone is tipped to sport a standard optical scanner and not the “ultrasonic” sensor from Qualcomm, which Samsung will exclusively use on the flagship Galaxy S10.

Moreover, the Galaxy P30 and P30+ will reportedly feature an LCD panel, which is interesting since we have seen the in-display fingerprint sensor work only on OLED panels till now. Samsung here could make use of the sensor developed by a Japan-based company, JDI. The firm earlier this year had announced its capacitive multi-touch technology used in its other liquid crystal displays (LCDs).

Apart from this, there is nothing we know about the above-mentioned device. Also, Samsung is yet to confirm if and when it’s planning to launch the alleged Galaxy P30 smartphone. Therefore, we would advise you to take the news with a pinch of salt.