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Samsung Galaxy Note 9: under-display fingerprint sensor

Samsung to use under-display fingerprint sensor on next-gen Galaxy Note 9 in 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa from Aug 7, 2017 @ 3:35 CDT

Samsung is still ramping up to the announcement of their next-gen Galaxy Note 8 later this month, with our first tease of the Galaxy Note 9 that is destined for 2018.


According to a new report from KGI Securities, the new Galaxy Note 9 will feature an under-display fingerprint sensor. The upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will rock a fingerprint sensor on the back, something that the next-gen Galaxy S9 will include. Samsung was reportedly meant to use an under-the-display fingerprint sensor in the S8 and S9, but ran into technical difficulties of getting it done, hence the Note 9 reportedly the first with the under-display fingerprint sensor.

Another thing to consider is that Samsung isn't the only one having issues getting an under-display fingerprint sensor into their phones, with Apple rerpotedly set to include a virtual button on their new iPhone, as even they couldn't get an under-display fingerprint sensor in a 2017 smartphone. KGI reports that the "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".