In both the S10 and the S10e, the batteries are held in place with a lot of glue, which makes replacing them a hard task. iFixit also found that the ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the standard S10 is firmly attached to the display, so if that goes, it's likely you'll need to replace the entire display to fix it.
Meanwhile, the Mate X folds over itself, away from the user. It also means that if you should crack the glass on your screen, you're also likely looking at an expensive fix.
Credit: SamsungAccording to SamMobile, Samsung Display has reportedly sent foldable displays to two of its main rivals/clients, Apple and Google. The latter, announced at MWC last week, also comes with a novel Hand ID recognition system that's able to recognize your hand's unique veins pattern, but that phone isn't available in stores just yet. Samsung looks like it will be leading the charge with its recently revealed Galaxy Fold the first of what could be a three model foldable phone lineup.
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It was noted the hardware in question now has a screen on its outside, just like the Galaxy Fold.
Samsung Electronics Co.is working on a pair of new foldable smartphones to follow its Galaxy Fold, seeking to seize an early lead in new market segment.
However, it was said such a characteristic could be removed based on customer reactions to the cover display on the Galaxy Fold.
Regardless, Samsung is prepping several variations of the folding phone form factor. We have already seen most of these technologies in other flagship smartphones in the premium segment except for the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.