Samsung Will Continue With Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor on The S9, Note 9 To Feature Screen Embedded Sensor
Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ launched earlier this year to great reviews for its great display and camera performance. Though the devices were dubbed as the phones to beat in 2017, not all was rosy in the Samsung world. Samsung received a lot of flak for the awkward placement of the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. And according to KGI, the Galaxy S9 may be no different from its predecessors.
KGI has reported that the Galaxy S9, which is expected to release next year, will feature the same rear placed fingerprint sensor, while the Galaxy Note 9 will feature a screen embedded fingerprint sensor. The news of Samsung going with a similar fingerprint sensor setup as the S8 may be a little disappointing, but it doesn’t that mean that Samsung can’t change its placement to a little more ergonomic location.
The news of the Galaxy Note 9 featuring a screen embedded fingerprint sensor is a welcome one for consumers. Reports have suggested that since Apple dropped the technology for its upcoming iPhone 8, Samsung is not willing to risk the nascent technology in its Galaxy S9 either. It will, in fact, launch the Note 9 later in 2018 with the screen embedded fingerprint sensor. Samsung believes that the Galaxy S9 will have enough new features likes an improved iris scanner, dual-cameras etc. to become a hot-seller, come 2018. Hence, it can afford to preserve the screen embedded sensor for its fall release.
Although the Galaxy Note 9 will be revealed as the first Samsung smartphone to carry screen embedded technology, it is worth noting that the screen embedded sensors will cost 4-5 times more than the previously employed fingerprint sensors. Samsung will also switch from Synaptics to Egis at the time of the Note’s release to supply the company with fingerprint sensors on the Galaxy Note 9.
Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23 and although the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 are far from its release, these reports suggest that the 2018 flagships have some interesting features in store for the consumers.