Samsung has brought in-display fingerprint scanning to another of its mid-range smartphones: The Samsung Galaxy A80.
It isn’t the device’s flagship feature. Rather, the A80’s focus is on a pop-up camera system that can rotate to face outward or toward the user for selfies. It’s a handy way of delivering sophisticated imaging front and back, with the triple-camera system featuring a 48MP f/2.0 lens, an extra-wide 8MP f/2.2 lens, and a Time-of-Flight sensor for 3D imaging. And it makes room for a full-size, 6.7 Super AMOLED display.
As does the in-display fingerprint sensor, which eliminates the possibility of a physical sensor button encroaching on any part of the chassis. This is an increasingly popular feature on non-Apple smartphones, with Samsung having made a big fuss about the in-display technology of its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone earlier this year, and then quietly brought this technology to mid-range devices including the Galaxy A50 and A70. The technology is poised to become almost standard, at least as far as fingerprint-scanning smartphones are concerned.
Also worth noting is the Galaxy A80’s use of Knox, the embedded security platform featured in all of Samsung’s major mobile devices. Together with the A80’s biometric authentication, Knox helps to ensure that users’ data – including high-quality selfies – are kept safe from unauthorized access.