Samsung warns Galaxy S10 and Note 10 clients to expel screen protectors over security concerns
- October 19, 2019
Samsung’s new cutting edge unique finger impression reader on the most recent Galaxy smartphones has a significant imperfection: It can be tricked by the buildup left by your fingers on a screen defender.
The company is cautioning clients who possess the most recent Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 phones to evacuate their screen defenders until Samsung discharges a product update.
A British lady as of late found that her husband could open her Samsung phone when he set his thumb on the unique finger impression reader, which was encased in a modest case, as indicated by different reports.
An alternate individual posted a video of a comparable occurrence on Twitter.
Samsung is reacting to the occurrence with a bug fix, and it is advising clients not to utilize “certain silicone screen protecting cases.”
“If you currently use front screen protective covers, to ensure optimum fingerprint scanning, please refrain from using this cover until your device has been updated with a new software patch,” Samsung said in an announcement. The company said the update is intended to be discharged ahead of schedule one week from now.
The issue influences all models of Samsung’s new S10 and Note 10 phones, which can sweep individuals’ fingers through the phones’ screens. The phones have ultrasonic unique mark scanners, which utilize sound waves to make a 3D guide of an individual’s finger impression, as indicated by Samsung’s site.
Samsung has warned that some screen defenders may make the sensor “malfunction.” The company gives a screen defender that is uncommonly intended for the ultrasonic unique mark reader, which expenses at any rate $20 to supplant.
Samsung has a history of troubled phone launches. The arranged arrival of the Galaxy Fold was pushed back a while this year after it was breaking for before commentators.
Two years prior, Samsung reviewed the Galaxy Note 7 after certain clients’ batteries burst into flames. That cost the company billions of dollars.