Phones with in-screen fingerprint scanners: Galaxy S10, OnePlus 7 Pro and more

CNET | 7/19/2019 | Lynn La
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Apple's upcoming iPhone 11 is anticipated to launch in September, but already there are tons of rumors surrounding the device. In addition to a square camera-bump similar to the Pixel 4, a USB-C charging port and a price increase, the phone is speculated to have an in-screen fingerprint scanner. This means that instead of using facial recognition and Face ID, you can scan your fingerprint directly on the screen to unlock your phone and, in some cases, authorize payments.

But like with many "new" iPhone features, like multitasking and swipe typing, several Android phones already have this technology. Back at CES 2018, we tried out the first phone with an embedded fingerprint sensor on an unnamed Vivo phone. But it's not just obscure phones from China that have the technology -- big-name phones like the Galaxy S10 flaunt the feature. One report estimates that by the end of 2019, 100 million phones will ship with fingerprint scanners built into the screen.

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True, the feature isn't as widespread as other special features like, say, water resistance or a multi-camera setup. But it does pop up enough times that if the iPhone 11 were to have it, it would be playing catch up at this point instead of leading the pack. Read on to see what Android phones already have in-screen fingerprint scanners. And if you have one of these phones, let us know how you like the feature -- is it fast? Does it work smoothly? Do you prefer a dedicated sensor instead?

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A number of phones in Samsung's latest lineup of flagship phones have in-screen fingerprint sensors. That includes the Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10 5G. In addition, all of these phones have sharp screens, a long battery life, a water resistant...
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