Pocketnow Daily: Galaxy S10 Fingerprint Scanner Issues: Help Almost on the Way? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the fix that’s coming to solve the Galaxy 10’s fingerprint sensor issue, the upcoming Huawei Mate X and more
Galaxy S10 in-display fingerprint sensor broken by JerryRigEverything
The YouTuber known for his scratch, bend and burn tests of the latest smartphones tested the limits of the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor of the S10.
Apple supplier Largan expects triple-camera demand from other OEMs to boom
Apple may have suffered big losses from iPhone sales thus impacting Largan, but the glass supplier isn’t worried and is focusing on more applications.
Essential has concepts of a phone with its selfie camera under the display
We’ve brought the fingerprint sensor underneath the smartphone display. When will the selfie camera come under, too? Essential’s thinking about it.
Apple patents its own sonic-imaging Touch ID method
Qualcomm has slowly been developing ultrasonic fingerprint sensing technology for years. Apple has its own take in a new patent. Is Touch ID back?
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) is getting many flagship features
The Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) and other mid-range devices will bring more goodies that include flagship features like AR Emoji
One of four Moto G7 models has been leaked through pictures
Motorola’s mid-range series of smartphones has been popular through the years, but will it need extra firepower to make it through 2019?
Want Touch ID to return to the iPhone? You’re not gonna like this prediction
This prediction comes from a generally well-regarded market analyst that has been tracking Apple for many years. Chances are, he’s right.
Huawei Mate 20 renders also suggest “teardrop” notch
Our partners at XDA obtained photos and information from a source and have thus converted it into renders for our viewing pleasure.
in-display fingerprint scanner
In-display fingerprint scanner shipments on the rise
100 million units to be shipped in 2019, as in-display fingerprint scanners will become a standard next year for mid-to-high-end smartphones.
Samsung mobile chief isn’t afraid to flaunt Galaxy Note 9 in public
An executive from the chaebol came to China to address the questions fans had and was spotted using a future phone. Good move?
Galaxy S10 hoped to have 3D sensor to leave behind iris scanner
Samsung wants to have better biometric security measures come 2019 and it thinks that it can have a dot-projection facial sensor in time.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Note 8
Two extra weeks for Galaxy Note 9 to make it thinner
How much of a difference will 0.5mm make? About two weeks’ worth of difference. That said, the Note 9 was on an early track for release anyways…
Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Mi Band 3 info and images crop up ahead of announcement
It looks like that oft-rumored Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone will be joined to market by a smaller, slightly lower-end Mi 8 SE with an iPhone X-style notch of its own and a Snapdragon 710 processor. The Mi Band 3 is also coming.
New hands-on video purports to show Xiaomi Mi 8 version with translucent back
Just in case the fast-approaching Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone didn’t feel exciting enough, a freshly leaked video appears to confirm both in-display fingerprint recognition and an eye-catching translucent backplate.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review
Samsung Galaxy S10 codename revealed, 3D sensing struggles rumored
We’re not sure this will even be called the Samsung Galaxy S10, but it’s probably codenamed “Beyond”, and it may not be able to implement 3D sensing facial recognition technology.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Note 8
No Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor? Not so fast, ‘industry sources’ say
Samsung probably hasn’t decided yet if the Galaxy Note 9 will adopt under-display fingerprint recognition technology or not, and insiders believe yes is still very much an option.
Huawei P20 renders lay out hardware design for main, Lite, Pro models
On the one hand, the P20 lite looks like Honor phones of old. On the other, the P20 and P20 Pro act is if those matte motifs from the Mate 10 subsumed everything.
10GB RAM, 512GB storage rumored for vivo Xplay 7
The spec wars seemingly go on with new leaked material from China regarding a flagship smartphone-to-be with more than just numbers to back it up.
Vivo X20 Plus UD with in-display fingerprint sensor gets official price tag and release date
We still have no idea if the Vivo X20 Plus UD will ever launch outside of China, but at least domestically, the world’s first phone with in-display fingerprint recognition is right around the corner.
Shaking in the CES 2018 pit | #PNWeekly 287
Five mobile technology geeks. One table. 60 minutes to podcast. CES 2018. From laptops to drones to smartphones and AI, we talk about it all.
Essential Phone patched of KRACK with Android 7.1.1 update
The Essential Phone is getting a fix for one scary Wi-Fi vulnerability. On the other hand, some big feature improvements are also in this update.
A teaser after a teaser: vivo X9s should go public July 6
For a six-month iteration, this upgrade sounds quite impressive for Chinese manufacturer vivo. Also, another teaser on a new fingerprint sensor.
ZTE Max XL goes postpaid on Boost Mobile’s parent, Sprint
The transition from prepaid to postpaid adds a few dollars to the process: at Boost, the Max XL costs $130 while Sprint is charging $192.
An iPhone 8 leak spoiled… and it had Touch ID on the back
Well, at least one prominent tech talker is spoiling the photos we’re seeing of a fancy little iPhone 8 chassis. What’s all this intel leading us to?