We have fresh reports suggesting that Samsung is lining up new midrange devices dubbed Galaxy P30 and P30+ for the Chinese market. This report corroborates a previous rumor that claimed the Korean company is working on a new Galaxy P series to help it compete favorably in China, but given how fresh these rumors are, it’s hard to make out what is really in the works.
From what we can gather, though, it is emerging that the Galaxy P30 will not be the first Samsung device to rock an in-display fingerprint scanner as it had been earlier rumored. The latest reports further claim the device will come with an LCD panel and not a Super AMOLED unit as we’ve gotten used to seeing on Samsung’s budget phones.
It makes sense that the Galaxy P30 would come with an LCD panel and drop the in-display fingerprint scanner. So far, we’ve only seen cases where this technology works on OLED panels, but it has also been claimed a new sensor that works perfectly well with LCD panels is available, although it’s unlikely that Samsung would simply opt for an LCD panel just so as to use an in-display fingerprint sensor.
What, in fact, looks to be coming to the P30 and P30+ is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, but we’d have preferred to see more implementation of the side-mounted scanner that made its debut on the Galaxy A7 2018 a short while ago.
Some of the Galaxy P30 specs mentioned include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 chipset paired with 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of expandable storage. Although not mentioned, this device should come with Android Oreo preinstalled not unless Samsung has other ideas, depending on when it is unveiled to the public.