You can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Fold from tomorrow

Kelley Robertson
April 14, 2019

Samsung's Galaxy S10 range made the move from rear-mounted fingerprint sensors to an in-screen sensor, and while Duncan didn't mind it in his review, others have remarked about the lack of accuracy and speed.

The update is now available only in Russian Federation and carries the software version J730FMXXS5BSD1. This shouldn't be a surprise as while the S10 and S10+ have an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor embedded in their display, the S10e has a standard capacitive fingerprint sensor on its side.

"This works pretty well although we're still not convinced this Ultra Sonic sensor is as good as the physical option you'll find on older devices". Don't Miss: You should probably get this $65 sous vide cooker instead of a $200 Joule In an effort to address these basic usability concerns, Samsung earlier today started rolling out a software update that promises to make the S10's fingerprint sensor technology more reliable, faster, and in a nutshell, usable.

The update should be available for download over-the-air but users who have knowledge with manual firmware flashing can download the package via XDA and flash it on the tablet using Odin. There's no changelog with the update, so it's not clear what Samsung has done to improve the sensor.


The biometrics software update which includes the new patch is distributed via the Galaxy Store.

Those who received the update already claim things are better, but it's possible some users are experiencing a placebo effect.

"We can not rule out the possibility of terminals' failure to smoothly switch from one service mode to another", an official working for a local carrier told the source.

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