Samsung is one of the companies that might be investing in fingerprint sensors integrated into the screen, and if a new patent gets the green light, there’s a chance the South Koreans go for a completely new approach.
Instead of embedding the full sensor into the display, Samsung could adopt a design that puts only part of the reader under the glass, which in its turn comes with several benefits.
First and foremost, a fingerprint sensor that’s only partially integrated into the display aligns with Samsung’s attempt to increase the screen to body ratio. The Galaxy S10 will likely retain a small bezel at the bottom of the screen, and this is where just a small part of the sensor will be placed.
The rest will be installed under the display, giving users options like adjusting its shape or hide it completely to increase the screen estate.