Samsung Galaxy Note9 Could Have A Pressure Sensitive In Display Fingerprint Sensor
2017 has been a hugely successful year for Samsung Mobile, and with the popularity of the iPhone X, Samsung Components division is about to make a lot of money, too. This year saw the rise of three great flagship smartphones from Samsung, the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy Note8. With barely any flaws to point out, the three phones have become hugely popular thanks to the display, design and camera performance. One blemish, on otherwise great devices, is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. All of this might change with the Galaxy Note9 in 2018. Report suggests Samsung has filed for a patent with KIPRIS, South Korea’s patent office, for a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint reader which may debut on one of its upcoming flagship smartphone in 2018.
After a lot of complaints pertaining to the awkward placement of the fingerprint sensor on Samsung’s 2017 flagship smartphone lineup, consumers might be able to experience the in-display fingerprint sensor in the Samsung Galaxy Note9 in 2018. Samsung had developed an optical fingerprint reader that was tested on the Galaxy Note8 but, it turned out to be imperfect due to uneven screen brightness. The area containing the fingerprint reader appeared brighter than the rest of the screen, which is why it eventually couldn’t make it to the Galaxy Note8.
This falls in line with the report from Ming Chi Kuo from KGI Securities who said that the Galaxy Note9, and not the Galaxy S9 will feature the pressure sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor. Time will tell how much Samsung has progressed with this new technology and rest assured, by the time Samsung launches the Galaxy Note9, the South Korean conglomerate will not be the only smartphone maker with this feature in its smartphone.