Samsung Galaxy Note 9 May Not Have In-Display Fingerprint Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 May Not Have In-Display Fingerprint Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 May Not Have In-Display Fingerprint Sensors

by March 11, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the next flagship smartphone to be launched by Samsung has become a talking point because of its key feature – the under-display fingerprint scanner. While there has been immense speculation that the feature would debut with Galaxy Note 9, a report has now surfaced which claims that this feature may not be a part of Note 9.

The in-display fingerprint sensor is creating quite a sensation and is a much-anticipated technology. Hence, the report by research firm KGI securities may come as a disappointment. Despite the hype around the feature in the Mobile World Congress and the Consumer Electronics show this year, Samsung may be facing technical difficulties to incorporate this feature. The same has been validated in a research note from MacRumors.

The development might well be recent as renowned KGI securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, who had earlier predicted that the Galaxy Note 9 will have this feature has now changed his stance on its latest flagship smartphone. Samsung has already skipped the feature in the Galaxy S series models launched this year.

The hinderances faced by Samsung as per Kuo might be because of screen protectors and the different environments on which the phone runs. This affects recognition rates and power-consumption. Kuo claims that the ultrasonic sensor by Qualcomm and the optical solution by Synaptics may not have met Samsung’s technical requirements.

Kuo has hinted that Android smartphone manufacturers prefer face scanning to under-display fingerprint scanners. He said Samsung will focus more on face recognition feature to compete with Apple’s FaceID enabled iPhones.

Currently, the only phone to have the under-display fingerprint scanner is Vivo Apex. Launched initially as a concept phone, Vivo has recently announced that it will go into mass production very soon.

Source: https://www.cnet.com/news/galaxy-note-9-no-under-display-fingerprint-reader-kgi/