South Korean giant Samsung is planning to introduce an under-display fingerprint scanner with Samsung Galaxy Note 9, according to KGI Securities. The report also says Samsung is not doing away with the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner on the upcoming Galaxy S9, which is expected to announce early next year. The reason behind Samsung not implementing an under-display fingerprint scanning technology on the upcoming Galaxy S9 could be Apple, which is apparently ditching an under-display fingerprint scanner anyway as far as its upcoming iPhone 8 is concerned.
“Since OLED iPhone has cancelled under-display fingerprint recognition/touch ID function, and as Galaxy S9 will have the new selling points of upgraded iris recognition and dual camera, Samsung has no need to risk adopting under-display optical fingerprint solution in a hurry,” 9to5Google quotes KGI Securities.
Furthermore, the report says Samsung would part ways from Synaptics for Egis to deal with a fingerprint scanner in Galaxy Note 9. Synaptics is currently offering fingerprint scanning technology to many OEMs including Samsung.
Vivo and Qualcomm, on the other hand, have the next-generation ultrasonic fingerprint solution in the works already. It was initially announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) earlier this year. The set of leaked presentation slides of the upcoming Vivo smartphone, allegedly Xplay 7, recently emerged, showing off on-screen fingerprint sensor integrated into the device.
In other news, a famous tipster Evan Blass recently jumped the gun and revealed “final” specifications and press renders of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ahead of its official launch on August 23. According to Blass, it offers a 6.3-inch QHD 18:9 screen, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 12-megapixel rear shooter, 8-megapixel front shooter, IP68 certification, and a 3,300mAh battery with fast and wireless charging.