As Samsung prepares to launch its 10th-anniversary Galaxy S10 devices, it's being reported that the company may have overlooked a major design flaw in its upcoming phones. According to a report from Forbes, it seems the new devices might come with a "nasty surprise" that prevents the screen of the phone to be used with screen protectors. The report went on to explain that popular accessory maker, ArmadilloTek -- located in Dallas, Texas -- discovered the issue while testing their products on the unreleased devices.
"We have tested our cases on real #GalaxyS10 phones. The in-screen fingerprint does not support [a] screen protector," ArmadilloTek pointed out.
In order to work around this design flaw, the company will make a few adjustments, including shipping its premium protective Vanguard cases for the Galaxy S10 without the usually-included screen protector. The newly discovered issue might not affect most users -- not everyone likes to cover their phone's screen with an extra layer -- but for those who do want the additional protection, this could be a deal breaker.
The new devices will feature cutting-edge technology in the form of its ultrasonic fingerprint reader, which has been built into the displays of the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and 5G Galaxy S10. But it seems that the same cutting-edge technology could also be the culprit here.