Samsung was rumored to introduced under-display fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy Note 8. However, reports revealed that since the South Korean company encountered technical problems in incorporating the fingerprint scanner under the display, the Galaxy Note 8 was launched with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Since then the rumor mill has been claiming that the Galaxy Note 9 arriving this year would be equipped with an in-screen fingerprint reader. However, fresh information revealed by a South Korean publication reveals that the Galaxy Note 9 is unlikely to feature it.
Samsung has reportedly stopped its Galaxy Note 9 project with under display fingerprint sensor. The report claims that a number of companies have been providing Samsung with the necessary sensors for under display fingerprint reader since the past two years. However, Samsung is still not able to find success in its commercialization mainly because of the technical difficulties it has encountered. Industry insiders have now revealed that the Note 9 will be coming with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Fingerprint recognition system that involves embedding of the biometric sensor under the capacitive button can accurately collect fingerprint information of the user. However, when it is placed under the display, it is unable to collect information accurately. Samsung is working with leading fingerprint sensor providers like LSI, Qualcomm, EJS Tech, Beyond Eyes and Synaptics since a long time, but it seems that the technology is still not accurate enough to get introduced on the Galaxy Note 9. It is likely that the Galaxy X or Galaxy Note X arriving next year would be featuring it.
The mass production of the Galaxy Note 9 is slated to begin in June. The production of the phablet has been reportedly delayed as the company took four months to incorporate the fingerprint scanner under its display. Like the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the Galaxy Note 9 is also expected to sport the same Infinity Display design.