Samsung launched the Galaxy S9 and S9+ at MWC 2018. Before their arrival, rumours were ripe that the duo will feature an in-display fingerprint reader. However, the rumour turned out to be a hoax and the only feature that could distinguish them from their predecessors wasn’t included. Some previous rumours hinted that the Galaxy Note 9 will also skip the feature but a new report from Korea says otherwise.
The rumours indicated that the company won’t implement the in-display reader on the Galaxy Note 9 due to some screen protector issues. A popular Koren website has now stated that an anonymous industry source has confirmed the presence of this feature on the device. In fact, this mystery person has also said that Samsung has three to four ways to include the in-display reader on the AMOLED display of the device.
The report claims that Samsung is “seriously considering one of these solutions”. The final decision related to this matter and the final design of the Galaxy Note 9 are to be finalised by the end of this month. The report also mentions that the technology doesn’t fit perfectly with the Note 9’s display as of now and the company will leave it if the implementation looks half promising. The feature didn’t fit appropriately with the Galaxy S9/S9+ and hence, was dropped.
Apart from this, Samsung is also working on a foldable smartphone. The company’s Mobile Chief, DJ Koh has also mentioned that this device might launch later this year and can be called the Galaxy Note 9. So, what we exactly dealing with? One cannot yet say. Koh has also stated that the company will drop the foldable smartphone if the technology becomes too much of a concern.
The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to arrive sometime in August. We know that Samsung will not compromise with its flagship phone. Only time can tell if there is any truth to these leaks.
Vivo is the only company which is mass producing phones with this technology. These sensors are produced by Synaptics and the company seems to be in a tug of war with Xiaomi due to short supply. The reason behind this is the delayed production of the Mi 7 which will also feature an in-display fingerprint reader.