Samsung has been long reported to be working on developing an in-screen fingerprint sensor. There were a lot of reports about the Galaxy S9 featuring the new technology, but unfortunately, the company had to drop the idea due to technical constraints. Now a new report from The Korean Herald, Samsung will bring the new technology with its upcoming flagship Galaxy Note 9.
The Korea Herald's sources say, "Samsung Display has prepared three or four solutions for Samsung Electronics to embed the fingerprint sensor inside of the main display, and both are seriously considering one of the solutions," meaning that Samsung is very close to finalizing a solution. They went on to say, "The delay in deciding on the final concept for the Note 9 is due to the work in adopting the in-display fingerprint sensor. A final decision on adoption of the technology will be made by this month."
Another person close to the matter said, "There is enough time for the display company to improve the technology to meet the handset maker's expectations before the launch of the Note 9 in late August," so even if the new technology is not fully ready, the company might go ahead with the implementation.
Usually, the final decision on flagship devices have been about five months before they go official, so this might be the right time.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be unveiled in the third quarter of this year. According to the earlier speculations, the Galaxy Note 9 is believed to feature an Infinity Display as the Galaxy S8 and S9.
The display is likely to feature a QHD+ resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. This time, the fingerprint sensor is believed to be positioned in a more comfortable manner than at the rear of the Galaxy Note 8. As per the reports, Samsung will not implement an under-display fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note 9.
Notably, the under-display fingerprint sensor from Synaptics was used in Vivo X20 Plus UD. Otherwise, the flagship device is said to use the same Exynos 9810 chipset or the Snapdragon 845 processor as the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ based on the region. The other goodies expected to be seen on the Galaxy Note 9 are 6GB RAM and 64GB, 128GB or 256GB of internal storage space.