Samsung May Use Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner In A Foldable Phone This Year

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Samsung is tipped to utilize an under-display fingerprint scanner in a foldable smartphone this year. This is not the first time we’re hearing this, as several rumors indicated that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be the first such device.

Samsung is testing an under-display fingerprint scanner for its foldable smartphones

Well, those rumors may have been true, as two additional tipsters released this new info. WonderingLeaks says that Samsung is testing an under-display fingerprint scanner for foldables.

He added that we will see such a device in the near future, though he did not mention which one. Chun retweeted that information, and added that he heard the same. He also added that Samsung will use Qualcomm’s second-gen 3D Sonic fingerprint scanner which got announced recently.


That is the same fingerprint scanner that Samsung is using in the Galaxy S21 series, by the way. It’s a much-improved version of the first-generation ultrasonic fingerprint scanner that Qualcomm announced a couple of years ago.

Samsung is set to announce several foldable smartphones this year, and chances are not all of them will include such tech. We’re still not sure if any of them are. Two tipsters did say it, but they’re not exactly always spot on, so we’ll see.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 may end up including the Qualcomm Gen 2 3D Sonic fingerprint scanner

If a Samsung-branded foldable smartphone ends up including it, however, it’ll likely be the Galaxy Z Fold 3. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is immensely popular, and Samsung is looking for ways to improve upon it.

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The Galaxy Z Fold 3 may not only include an under-display fingerprint scanner, but a stylus as well. The S Pen stylus will allegedly ship with the device, and will be able to be docked inside the phone, the same as on the Galaxy Note series.

Some of you probably already know that the Galaxy S21 Ultra became the very first Galaxy S series smartphone to offer S Pen support. Well, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is set to take it to the next level.