The current market leader in mobile devices, the South Korean manufacturer better known by Samsung may surprise us in 2019. Not only for its foldable smartphone as well as its mid-range Android smartphones – here thanks to Qualcomm.
Both companies have a history of partnerships and long-standing collaborations, something that could benefit the consumer in 2019. Especially who look for a smartphone or Android smartphones more affordable, yes, the mid-range equipment.
First, this is the bias of the latest rumors and leaks of information, coming from South Korea. In this sense, these Asian sources point to the collaboration between Samsung and Qualcomm for the development of cheaper solutions.
Secondly, at this time one of the strongest trends in the mobile device market lies at the tip of your finger. Yes, the development of fingerprint readers or biometric sensors that can be housed on the screen.
Samsung mid-range Android smartphones can receive this trump card in 2019
Something we already have in Huawei Mate 20 Pro as well as in the new OnePlus 6T, among others. However, it is already an exclusive feature of high-end Android smartphones – for now! Note that just like the now banal fingerprint reader (on the back or “Home” button) began to be an exclusive asset, now the technology has become widespread. This is due to the development of economic processes and alternatives that have helped to lower their cost. In short, the same will happen sooner or later with the readers built into the screen.
Thirdly, it should be noted that at present the manufacturers of biometric readers that can be embedded in the screen are practically two. On one side we have the American Qualcomm and the other one of the companies of the Chinese MediaTek, Goodix.
Various Samsung Galaxy with the fingerprint reader on the screen?
In sum, as both manufacturers realize the growing importance of this technology, a “rush” has been generated by the reduction of their cost. In this sense, we now see Qualcomm negotiating with Samsung to supply large quantities of this sensor.
However, it should be mentioned that for rumors, it was not a “deal” confirmed by any of the parties. Still, it is perfectly normal for Android smartphones to abound with this much sought-after feature.
The next Samsung Galaxy should incorporate this feature
This thesis weighs down the fact that Samsung is gradually abandoning the scanner or iris reader. Something that marked the previous generations of their tops of range but that, little by little, proved to be unsafe or easy to use in certain scenarios.
Therefore, we quite naturally welcome the possibility that in 2019 we will see the first Samsung Galaxy mid-range with this trump card. It is certain that the speed with which this technology is being generalized is surprising. However, given the power of Samsung, this is perfectly plausible.
In short, after Vivo surprised us with its X20 Plus UD at the end of last year, here thanks to Synaptics, we knew it was a matter of time. At that time a new race was launched and after all, Samsung is the current leader.
Given all this framework we can advance that Qualcomm should work with Samsung for the new Samsung Galaxy. On the other hand, Goodix is expected to strengthen ties with the various manufacturers of Android smartphones based in China.
Sure, the golden days of the iris scanner/sensor are over and now everyone wants the biometric reader on the screen.