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Mysterious Galaxy P could be first Samsung phone with in-display fingerprint tech

The mid-range phone could arrive in China as soon as next month.

Published onSeptember 6, 2018

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  • Samsung could be about to release a mid to low-end phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
  • The company will apparently release the phone, called the Samsung Galaxy P, next month.
  • Mobile CEO DJ Koh recently said Samsung is planning to bring new tech to mid-range devices.

Samsung could be about to make good on its promise to bring innovation to mid-range phones by giving the rumored Samsung Galaxy P an in-display fingerprint sensor. The news was revealed by Samsung leaker MMDDJ (via Phone Arena), who also hinted that the phone will arrive next month. If true, it will be the first Samsung phone to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.

In previous Tweets, the same leaker said the Samsung Galaxy P will be a mid-range “Original Design Manufacturer” phone specifically for China. This means Samsung will design the phone, but not manufacture it in its own facilities.

It has long been rumored that Samsung will give the Galaxy S10 an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor and the next phone in the A series an optical sensor. Should these rumors be true, the Samsung Galaxy P would likely get an optical sensor with Samsung keeping the ultrasonic one exclusive for the Galaxy S10.

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While little is actually known about the Galaxy P, the rumors do make a lot of sense. Samsung’s share of the smartphone market in China fell to below one percent recently. By bringing out a China-specific model that features breakthrough technology, Samsung could be attempting to regain some market share in the country.

Furthermore, the leak fits in with recent comments made by Samsung mobile CEO DJ Koh. He recently said the company’s mid-range devices would begin to get new technology before even the flagship Galaxy S and Note phones.

Next up: Samsung Galaxy S10: What we know about Samsung’s next big thing

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