The Galaxy S10 is now the most anticipated smartphone not just in the South Korean company’s fan base, but also in the smartphone industry because of what Samsung represents. The S10, as the tentative name suggests, will mark the S series’ 10th anniversary, which makes it a big deal.
To celebrate this milestone, the Galaxy S10 is expected to undergo a design overhaul and one feature that has been mentioned on numerous occasions is the in-display fingerprint scanner. The S10 is expected to be the first Samsung flagship phone to rock this futuristic technology, but rumors from China claim that it may not be the first Sammy phone with a fingerprint scanner under the display.
According to Chinese tipster MMDDJ, Samsung will unveil a smartphone in China with a fingerprint sensor under the screen this coming month of October 2018. It’s unknown what this phone will be called, but the same tipster further hints at a possible Samsung Galaxy P1 as the phone’s name.
Samsung Galaxy P1?
— 萌萌的电教 (@MMDDJ_) September 5, 2018
This leaker has in the past talked about Samsung’s dwindling performance in the Chinese market as a key reason behind the company’s push for new products in the Asian country. Apparently, these products will include the Galaxy P and Galaxy R series – and perhaps we’ll soon start seeing them.
It makes sense that Samsung would want to release a new phone in China with an in-display fingerprint scanner even ahead of the S10. The market has already had this technology on several phones for a while now, some of which are exclusive to China.
At the moment, not much is known about the specs of the Galaxy P1, but if it indeed exists, it won’t be long before much clearer details emerge.