Since the launch of Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, the focus has now shifted to Samsung’s next flagship, the Galaxy Note 9. There have been rumours about the same for the last few weeks. According to some earlier reports, the Note 9 was expected to house an in-display fingerprint sensor, although, now it seems that the company may be facing some technical issues in adopting the relatively new technology.
The in-display fingerprint sensor was first introduced to the public at CES 2018 by Vivo and it since has been the talk of the town. Most of the flagship-class smartphones expected to come out soon are being rumoured to house the in-display sensor, although it hasn’t yet been used in any device other than Vivo X20 Plus UD. Some of the companies are reportedly considering to adopt the feature, including Samsung.
A new report from KGI Securities states that the Note 9 won’t be able to include the next-gen fingerprint scanner. One of the main reasons for dropping the idea is the technological challenges that are refraining Samsung from incorporating the new type of biometric security. Used inside the prototype devices, the in-display fingerprint scanner is slower than the conventional solution and its functionality may also get hindered by a screen protector.
Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst at KGI Securities, earlier stated that Samsung will be bringing the in-display fingerprint sensor to the Galaxy Note 9, but due to the technical issues the company is facing, KGI has now reported that the feature may be passed on the next generation of Samsung flagships. Although, Kuo seems to be positive that Samsung will be the first to master the in-display fingerprint sensor for its OLED displays.
Vivo unveiled a concept phone named Vivo Apex at the MWC and it was the second smartphone from the company to have an under-display scanner. The phone has a significantly larger fingerprint scanning area that can read two fingerprint sensor at a time for added security. Reports suggest that the phone can even get into production sometime in the near future.
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