Almost every smartphone rocking an in-display fingerprint reader is using an optical sensor. But with the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus, Samsung decided to use ultrasonic technology. Basically, instead of just looking at your fingerprint, ultrasonic soundwaves are bounced up at the display to read your fingerprint.
While this technology cool and futuristic, it limits the type of screen protectors that work with the Galaxy S10 handsets. As most tempered glass options have gaps between the display and screen protector, the ultrasonic sensor’s soundwaves get blocked and distorted by air between the two objects, causing the sensor not to work.
But don’t fret just yet if you dislike plastic screen protectors. Thanks to its patented Liquid Optical Clear Adhesive, the Whitestone Dome tempered glass screen protector is designed to work perfectly with Samsung’s latest flagships and the ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
Unlike most screen protectors that come with sticky strips around the edges, Whitestone Dome uses a liquid adhesive. By going this route, Whitestone ensures that the compound covers the entire front of the phone, leaving no gaps between the screen and the tempered glass.
As you could imagine, the installation process is much more in-depth than just pressing a piece of glass onto your handset. Following the included instructions, customers will walk through placing the Galaxy S10 in an alignment case, releasing the liquid adhesive onto the display, and setting the Dome tempered glass screen protector onto the phone.
To finish the installation, Whitestone includes a UV light to cure the liquid adhesive. The company highly recommends that customers follow the curing instructions down to a T (and possibly even longer) to ensure that the screen protector has fully adhered to the device.
This process might sound daunting, but the straightforward instructions are easy to follow and will result in a perfectly-fitting screen protector. And once you’re done, you’ll have a screen protector installed that will provide edge-to-edge protection, touch sensitivity that’s just as precise as if you were using the phone by itself, and an oleophobic coating that’ll reduce fingerprint and other grime from building up on your Galaxy S10.
You can pick up the Whitestone Dome tempered glass screen protector for the entire Galaxy S10 series using the buttons below. The standard installation kit costs $49.99, or you can grab a two pack kit for $69.99.
One thing to keep in mind if you do pick up the Whitestone Dome for the Samsung Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10 Plus is that you’ll need to re-register your fingerprints after the screen protector is installed. As the tempered glass sits on top of the display, the ultrasonic sensor won’t be able to recognize previously-saved fingerprints.