When Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy S10 in late February, the Galaxy S10E was obviously the smallest variant in the league. But this could also be a blessing to the device which sells at a cheaper price with less hardware features and most of all, the position of its fingerprint scanner.
The in-display sensor on android smartphones isn’t new. And 2019 might be another time for this innovation to trend. Just that the technology isn’t completely perfected yet considering its position which is right under the screen of the smartphone as in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S10, and S10 Plus.
But if you do opt for the other ones, Zack Nelson of YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has a video for you. Nelson scratches, burns and bends his way through another one of his characteristic durability tests.
Click below for the video and scroll even further for a rundown on what happened to the Galaxy S10:
- Most of the surfaces, including the one covering the display, are made of Gorilla Glass 6. This scratches against materials with a Mohs mineral hardness level of 6. A light drag of the keys shouldn’t hurt, but don’t go cramming your phone pocket.
- The frame is made out of malleable, but “good enough” aluminium.
- The Dynamic AMOLED display survives the touch of a lighter’s flame for 15 seconds. The pixels turn off, then turn back on with no problem. However, the oleophobic coating does evaporate.
- The ultrasonic fingerprint sensor is able work accurately through scratches on the display cover glass, but will not take any deep gashes or cracks kindly. Biometric data distortion gets real.
In an attempt to bend the phone in half, there was no kinking, no creaking, no movement at all.