Most Samsung phones with fingerprint sensor today come with one of the three major implementations or positioning which include rear-mounted, side-mounted, and On-Screen (optical or ultrasonic) sensors.
Their first implementation of biometric fingerprint though was on a Samsung phone with a home button, and it also functions as other things. It was later moved to the back and now is being mounted on the side (mostly right hand) and also under the screen.
The latest Samsung flagships use the ultrasonic on-screen sensor while their upper mid-range A series uses the optical in-display fingerprint.
Their lower mid-range A series and most M series devices use the side-mounted scanner which also doubles as the power button. The highest-end among the 2022 A-series is the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G and I recently published a write-up about what it comes with.
Their low-end devices have the scanner at the back or don’t have it at all, such as in the case of Galaxy A02 and M02.
In the context of fingerprint, it is worth mentioning that on-screen / under-display / in-display can be used interchangeably.
On-screen fingerprints can either be optical or ultrasonic. While the ultrasonic sensor uses sound waves to collect your biometric data, the optical sensor uses illuminated light to do the same thing.
In my experience, ultrasonic is faster and more accurate than optical. This is why most flagships with in-display fingerprint use ultrasonic and optical is been used on mid-range or budgeted phones.
You might also be interested in the list of iPhones with Touch ID which is the same thing and works in a similar way as a fingerprint sensor.
The working principle is the same as all security measures of the past. Which is to collect data, store the data, and unlock your device, it will compare the new data you are presenting with the one it has in its database and your phone unlocks if it matches or won’t if it doesn’t.
Samsung Phones with Fingerprint Sensor
|1.)||Samsung A04s||Side Mounted|
|2.)||Samsung Z Flip 4||Side Mounted|
|3.)||Samsung Z Fold 4||Side Mounted|
|4.)||Samsung A23 5G||Side Mounted|
|5.)||Samsung A13||Side Mounted|
|6.)||Samsung A23||Side Mounted|
|7.)||Samsung A33 5G||Side Mounted|
|8.)||Samsung A53 5G||Side Mounted|
|9.)||Samsung A73 5G||Side Mounted|
|10.)||Samsung S22||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|11.)||Samsung S22 Plus||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|12.)||Samsung S22 Ultra||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|13.)||Samsung S21 FE||On-Screen; Optical|
|14.)||Samsung Z Fold 3 5G||Side Mounted|
|15.)||Samsung Z Flip 3 5G||Side Mounted|
|16.)||Samsung A12||Side Mounted|
|17.)||Samsung M12||Side Mounted|
|18.)||Samsung M62||Side Mounted|
|19.)||Samsung S21||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|20.)||Samsung S21 Plus||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|21.)||Samsung S21 Ultra||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|22.)||Samsung A22 and A22 5G||Side Mounted|
|23.)||Samsung A32 5G||Side Mounted|
|24.)||Samsung M32, M32 5G||Side Mounted|
|25.)||Samsung M31s||Side Mounted|
|26.)||Samsung M51||Side Mounted|
|27.)||Samsung S10e||Side Mounted|
|28.)||Samsung A21s||Rear Mounted|
|29.)||Samsung M31||Rear Mounted|
|30.)||Samsung Note 9||Rear Mounted|
|31.)||Samsung S9, S9 Plus||Rear Mounted|
|32.)||Samsung A32||On-Screen; Optical|
|33.)||Samsung A42 5G||On-Screen; Optical|
|34.)||Samsung A51, A51 5G||On-Screen; Optical|
|35.)||Samsung A52, A52 5G, A52s 5G||On-Screen; Optical|
|36.)||Samsung A71, A71 5G||On-Screen; Optical|
|37.)||Samsung A72, A72 5G||On-Screen; Optical|
|38.)||Samsung Note 10, Note 10 5G||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|39.)||Samsung Note 10 Plus and 5G||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|40.)||Samsung Note 10 Lite||On-Screen; Optical|
|41.)||Samsung Note 20, Note 20 5G||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|42.)||Samsung Note 20 Ultra and 5G||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|43.)||Samsung S10, S10 5G, S10 Plus||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|44.)||Samsung S10 Lite||On-Screen; Optical|
|45.)||Samsung S20, S20 5G||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|46.)||Samsung S20 Plus, S20 Plus 5G||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|47.)||Samsung S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G||On-Screen; Ultrasonic|
|48.)||Samsung S20 FE, S20 FE 5G||On-Screen; Optical|
|49.)||Samsung Z Flip 5G||Side Mounted|
|50.)||Samsung Z Flip||Side Mounted|
|51.)||Samsung Z Fold 2 5G||Side Mounted|
|52.)||Samsung Fold 5G||Side Mounted|
|53.)||Samsung Fold||Side Mounted|
Samsung Phones with Side-Mounted Fingerprint
- Samsung Z Flip 4
- Samsung Z Fold 4
- Samsung A23 5G
- Samsung A13
- Samsung A23
- Samsung A13 5G
- Samsung A12
- Samsung A22, A22 5G
- Samsung A32 5G
- Samsung M12
- Samsung M31s
- Samsung M32, M32 5G
- Samsung M51
- Samsung M62
- Samsung S10e
- Samsung M52 5G
- Samsung Z Fold 3 5G
- Samsung Z Flip 3 5G
- Samsung Z Flip
- Samsung Z Flip 5G
- Samsung Z Fold 2 5G
- Samsung Fold 5G
- Samsung Fold
Samsung Phones That Has Fingerprint At the Back / Rear
- Samsung A21s
- Samsung M31
- Samsung Note 9
- Samsung S9, S9 Plus
Samsung Phones with On-Screen Fingerprint Sensor
- Samsung S22; Ultrasonic
- Samsung S22 Plus; Ultrasonic
- Samsung S22 Ultra; Ultrasonic
- Samsung A73 5G; Optical
- Samsung A53 5G; Optical
- Samsung A33 5G; Optical
- Samsung S21 FE; Optical
- Samsung A32; Optical
- Samsung A42 5G; Optical
- Samsung A51, A51 5G; Optical
- Samsung A52, A52s 5G, A52 5G; Optical
- Samsung A71, A71 5G; Optical
- Samsung A72, A72 5G; Optical
- Samsung Note 10, Note 10 5G; Ultrasonic
- Samsung Note 10 Plus, Note 10 Plus 5G; Ultrasonic
- Samsung Note 10 Lite; Optical
- Samsung Note 20, Note 20 5G; Ultrasonic
- Samsung Note 20 Ultra, Note 20 Ultra 5G; Ultrasonic
- Samsung S10, S10 5G; Ultrasonic
- Samsung S10 Plus; Ultrasonic
- Samsung S10 Lite; Optical
- Samsung S20, S20 5G; Ultrasonic
- Samsung S20 Plus, S20 Plus 5G; Ultrasonic
- Samsung S20 Ultra, S20 Ultra 5G; Ultrasonic
- Samsung S20 FE, S20 FE 5G; Optical
- Samsung S21; Ultrasonic
- Samsung S21 Plus; Ultrasonic
- Samsung S21 Ultra; Ultrasonic
Is there Fingerprint on Samsung A02, A02s, M02 and M02s
No. The Galaxy A02, A02s, M02, and M02s do not come with a fingerprint sensor. You will have to manage the traditional password and pattern.
A biometric fingerprint makes it easier to unlock your smartphone without having to enter your password or draw a pattern every time.
You can also use it to lock specific apps on your smartphone. Meaning, that even if you unlock your device for someone else, they won’t have access to those apps.
The sensors on the latest Samsung phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra are faster and more accurate and I am not talking about the on-screen sensors but also the side-mounted ones.
As you must have noticed, Samsung is gradually moving away from both rear and side-mounted fingerprint scanners to the in-display sensors.
In about a year or 2, you can expect almost (about 90%) of all their phones that have biometric fingerprints will have the under-display implementation.
But while the flagships will continue to feature the ultrasonic, the mid-range and entry-level will feature the optical. There you have it on Samsung phones with fingerprint sensor list.