Samsung patent depicts smartphone with notch, full screen fingerprint scanner

Samsung patent depicts smartphone with notch, full screen fingerprint scanner

The 2-in-1 is the successor to the original Galaxy Book which was unveiled in February 2017. The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850-based Windows laptop with Gigabit internet connectivity and LTE. With up to 20 hours of video playback*, you can even stream longer than before.

The Galaxy Book 2 is now listed at US$999 and is available from November 2, with no official word on whether we'll see it in Australia. One can connect the tablet to an external display through an HDMI to USB Type-C multi-port adapter and use it as a full-fledged PC.

Powered by a 7,300mAh battery, Galaxy Tab S4 also comes with four speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos.

There are some arguments that this UPS could instead refer to other sensors instead of just the camera, though the large dashed circle in Samsung's slide seem to imply otherwise.

It's unclear which devices will get this upgrade first but it's likely that S9's bought directly from Samsung will be top of the list.

Sammy's new Windows tablet will be available on, fittingly, 2 November. It's great if you only need office and a web browser, but if you prefer anything else, you'll want to switch out of S Mode to Windows 10 Home.

We might see the new displays coming out in 2019 with the Galaxy S10, though they could also debut on the Galaxy Note 10 later in 2019. But it's surrounded by a rather thick bezel that mars the experience slightly.

If Samsung is able to ideal all these features and cram them into a single display, that would pave the way for an all-screen phone that wouldn't require the pop up camera housings that we've seen on devices such as the Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex. The Galaxy Book 2 will hit store shelves later in the month.

With this technology, the Samsung device screen will become transparent once these sensors are active and used and will also be back to normal when not in use. The POGO charging dock will be sold separately and costs Rs 3,499.

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