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A new version of the Samsung Galaxy A10 with a fingerprint scanner and bigger battery may be in the works

The Samsung Galaxy A10 appears to be getting an upgraded variant. (Source: DirectD)
The Samsung Galaxy A10 appears to be getting an upgraded variant. (Source: DirectD)
A phone with the model number SM-A107F has allegedly gone through certification at the US' FCC. As this number is close to that of the Samsung Galaxy A10, it appears that the device in question is a new variant of the same. Unlike the supposed original, the SM-A107F appears to have a fingerprint reader, as well as a 3900mAh battery.
Deirdre O Donnell,

The Samsung Galaxy A10 was released earlier this year, and hovers around the US$100 price-point. It offers Android 9.0 (Pie), 1TB microSD card support and a 6.2-inch screen (albeit a 720p one) for that much. Now, it appears that a further variation on its general design with an additional feature or two is on the way.

This possibility is based on a leak of information that has allegedly come from the US Federal Communicatoins Commission (FCC). It seems to shows that a phone called the SM-A107F has been certified. As the Galaxy A10 is also known as the SM-A105F, this could be a new version of this same device.

The "listing" shows a schematic of the phone, which depicts it as having a fingerprint sensor, which the Galaxy A10 lacks. This component is a conventional, rear-facing one, indicating that the supposed "Galaxy A10s" is still somewhat of a budget device. This documentation also indicates that the SM-A107F gets a 3900mAh battery, whereas the 'vanilla' A10 makes do with 3400mAh. Finally, there are also hints that this allegedly upcoming Samsung phone retains its possible forebear's 3.5mm jack.

The new documentation allegedly associated with the SM-A107F. (Source: Nashville Chatter)
The new documentation allegedly associated with the SM-A107F. (Source: Nashville Chatter)
 
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-06-23 (Update: 2019-06-23)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.