Report claims Samsung’s in display fingerprint sensor will not arrive until the Note 9
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 does not arrive until the 23rd of August, but folks happen to be talking about its successor’s features. The screen embedded fingerprint sensor, which a lot of believed would appear in Samsung’s upcoming flagship, will allegedly only show up in the Note 9, based on a report by KGI Securities.
Latest Photos of Note 8
Evan Blass, aka evleaks, tweeted images of what’ll almost surely be the Note 8’s final design last week. Disappointingly, the rear fingerprint sensor location that a lot of Galaxy S8 users hate has made its way onto the following version of the Galaxy Note, with the position of its just slightly altered.
Rumors of In-Display Fingerprint Sensors
There had been rumors that both Apple and Samsung will introduce under display fingerprint sensors in their upcoming high end phones, but it looks like the technology still is not ready for mass production. Certain technical issues, like the screen area around the sensor appearing extra bright, have slowed down development.
It was assumed that the technology would rather appear in the Galaxy S9, which happens to be set to arrive early next year. But KGI’s report says Samsung doesn’t have to risk implementing it in that handset, particularly as the iPhone 8 will not be going with the feature. Thus, it appears we are going to have to hold out for the Samsung Note 9 before the South Korean firm adds fingerprint sensors beneath the mobiles display.
Back in June, Qualcomm demonstrated its screen embedded fingerprint sensor tech with the help of Chinese firm Vivo at Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. A couple of days ago, a leak for the upcoming Vivo Xplay seven indicated that the handset will make use of the technology, and it will arrive much sooner than the Note nine.