Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Reportedly Arriving with Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

Samsung has recently released the Galaxy Note 8 in various markets and the rumor mill has already started speculating on the features that will be coming on Galaxy Note 9. Fresh information coming from Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable analyst from KGI Securities states that Samsung will embed an optical fingerprint scanner under the display of the Galaxy Note 9 that will be probably unveiled in Q3 2018.

The introduction of elongated Infinity Display on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ resulted in the repositioning of the fingerprint scanner to their back. Since the fingerprint reader was placed very close to the rear camera, the users of Galaxy S8 duo end up smudging the camera lens whenever they unlock their phone.

Samsung had reportedly planned to incorporate the fingerprint reader under the display of Galaxy Note 8.  However, since it could not ready the technology in time, it was not made available on the Note 8.  Samsung has placed the LED flash unit and heart rate sensor between the dual camera system and the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rear

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There is no information available on whether the under-display fingerprint scanner will be arriving on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. These phones may feature the same positioning for the fingerprint reader as the Galaxy Note 8.

The information revealed by Kuo suggests that the South Korean company will make it possible for Galaxy Note 9 users to unlock their phone by just placing their finger on the portion of the screen that is integrated with an optical fingerprint sensor. The analyst claims that there are three companies that are attempting to strike a deal with Samsung to supply it with the component that will enable under-display fingerprint reader. Beyond Eyes and Samsung LSI (subsidiary of Samsung) have already provided their samples to Samsung.

So, Samsung seems to be working on introducing under-display fingerprint reader on the Galaxy Note 9. Will Apple too introduce such a feature on its future iPhones? Share us your thoughts by adding your comments below.