If the new report is anything to go by, Samsung is planning not to include an in-display fingerprint scanner on Galaxy S9. Samsung will make the rear-sensor placement a trend? Here are the details you need to know about.
The Investor states that Samsung has aborted plans for an in-screen fingerprint sensor for the upcoming Galaxy S9 flagship, meaning that the South Korea firm has decided not to add a fingerprint scanner under the display of its next-generation Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ handsets.
The report is also suggesting that Samsung looking forward to releasing its new wave of Galaxy devices with a fingerprint sensor embedded under the display. Rather not in-screen. Admitting the fact that the SK electronics doesn’t have any immediate plans to entirely copy Apple and remove the fingerprint detection altogether from its devices. But that is in an advanced state when it comes to putting together the required technology in order to include fingerprint detection under the main display panel.
Report: Is Samsung really dropping in-screen fingerprint scanner on its next-gen Galaxy S devices?
There have been rumors in the past that the company was planning to place the fingerprint scanner beneath the display in its upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone. It meant that the hardware could have a fingerprint sensor placed at the bottom of the phone with a full display on the front.
Apparently and reportedly, Samsung has been struggling with the placement of fingerprint scanner due to technical difficulties for quite a long time. So Samsung is developing the in-screen fingerprint technology to get rid of the awkward placement of the sensor at the back. With that said, the company working on the in-screen display had been around even before the launch of the Galaxy S8 and 8 Plus.
When iPhone X was in the speculation stage back ago, many analysts and outlets were suggesting that. Apple would be removing the Home button from the device and coming up with a better solution that allowed Touch ID to be embedded in the new OLED panel. Just after some time, additional leaks made their way into the public domain.
We started learning about the existence of Face ID and quickly acknowledged that it seemed like the end of Touch ID. In this topic, Apple even went out to confirm that the firm never planned in-screen Touch ID for iPhone X, instead was working on its advanced Face ID facial recognition tech for years.
Samsung Galaxy S9 May Come in with front-facing Fingerprint scanner
Samsung is also speculated to be taking a different path. It will be ultimately rolling out a Face ID competitor, that won’t be at the expense of fingerprint detection as “many services and platforms run based on the technology.”
Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets will both ship with a fingerprint detection located on the rear panel. It’s highly possible that the Galaxy Note 9, Samsung’s next “phablet” release, will ship with the new in-display tech. Apple may get a competitor in the second quarter of 2018.
As Samsung is looking to start mass production of the aforementioned Galaxy S9 within the next few weeks. An embedded fingerprint sensor in the display of a stunning Galaxy S9 Note would certainly be the best experience. But this rumored Face ID competitor that has really piqued our interest.
Speculation has also claimed! Samsung is planning on keeping the overall aesthetics and designs of Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 nearly same. This time they all will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. And there could be two storage variants of the smartphone – 128GB and 256GB. Other features and specifications for the Galaxy S8-successor are here to check out: Samsung Galaxy S9 Rumors: Here’s Everything We Know So Far
(Source: The Investor)
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