How did the Galaxy S10 fingerprint speed change after Update

Galaxy S10 fingerprint

Fingerprint display scanners were probably the most disappointing innovation that has appeared on the smartphone market in recent years, with the exception of folding devices . They not only operate much slower than their physical counterparts, but also provide even less reliability. Samsung tried to solve these problems and introduced an ultrasound scanner, which turned out to be even less fast than the “optics”. But look how everything has changed since the last update!

The release of the update in question took place in early April . As promised, he has so much increased the speed of the scanner built into the display of the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 + , which can be noticed even in real time. According to the calculations of colleagues from the publication GadgetHacks, the recognition speed has increased by about four times compared with the original data. Now, even if you simply put your finger on the screen and instantly remove it, the smartphone considers the pattern and unlocks it.

Galaxy S10 fingerprint recognition speed

If earlier on average the Galaxy S10 scanner needed at least 2.5 seconds to recognize a touch and carry out user identification, now it happens in 0.57 seconds. This is a tremendous increase in speed, which even the smartphone owners did not expect. In fact, now recognition is happening as fast as on Xiaomi devices with a physical scanner, which are recognized leaders in fingerprint speed.

Increasing the speed of the Galaxy S10 scanner, Samsung 180 degrees expanded my opinion about the prospects of display fingerprint scanners. If a week ago I was seriously planning to write an article on why optical fingerprints are the best we are offered today, now I am pleased to admit that I was mistaken and am ready to sing the praises of Samsung and its engineers. After all, they managed to turn the technology, which was dubious in nature, into real innovation, albeit with a little delay.