Galaxy Note 9 fingerprint sensor might take care of this customer pain point

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Samsung is only just getting down to the business of selling the Galaxy Note 8 and already there are predictions about the handset’s successor. It’s believed that the Galaxy Note 9 fingerprint sensor is going to take care of a major customer pain point, one that irks many Galaxy S8 owners as well.

The company introduced its gorgeous Infinity Display with the Galaxy S8. It had to reposition the fingerprint sensor at the back because of that. Many customers feel that the placement could have been better even though a case can be made against it. Samsung has done the same thing on the Galaxy Note 8.

Galaxy Note 9 Fingerprint Sensor

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the Galaxy Note 9 fingerprint sensor will be integrated into the display. Kuo is best known for his predictions about Apple products but he does have a sound understanding of the Asian electronics supply chain.

The optical fingerprint sensor would enable users to unlock their device by placing their finger on part of the display. This functionality was rumored for the Galaxy Note 8 as well but Samsung decided against it.

It means that the handset will have an optical fingerprint sensor that was first rumored for the Galaxy S8. Samsung didn’t include it in the Galaxy S8 because the technology wasn’t quite ready.

He further adds that there are three companies that are trying to win the contract from Samsung to supply the part that would power the optical fingerprint sensor. Korea-based Samsung LSI and BeyondEyes have reportedly shipped samples to Samsung already.

An optical fingerprint sensor is definitely one of the Galaxy S9 features that we expect to see next year. Would you like to see it on Samsung’s new flagship?

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EugeneOnTheEdge
2 months 2 days ago
EugeneOnTheEdge

I thought the Note8 would be my next stop, but if KGI is correct then hail the Note9.

kloony11
2 months 2 days ago
kloony11

The current fingerprint location is the only reason why I haven’t purchased the phone yet… In typical situations, I place my phone face up on the table and use my index finger to unlock it without lifting it from the table. Looks like I’ll be keeping my Note5 for another year, it’s still a great phone 🙂

o0MHJ0o
2 months 2 days ago
o0MHJ0o

you just need to raise your phone to unlock with Iris or face. and you can set it back down. it should not be the end all that you cannot unlock your phone with the FPS while it is flat on a desk.

woody365
2 months 2 days ago
woody365

Yes

SAMgalaxyXXX
2 months 3 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX

Well if Samsung can finally manage to put it on the display would be better. If it’s going to keep it on the back I wouldn’t mind where it is now on Note 8 as long as it keeps the heart monitor sensor and the flash inbetween, I know prefer it to under the camera. My finger rests right on it.
I just have a question for anyone. Does the Note 8 have the “Touch sensitivity” feature? I can’t find it anywhere. It would be a shame if Samsung removed it, winter is just around the corner.

2 months 2 days ago
Gene L

I think this is what you are talking about. Go to settings, accessibility,dexterity and interaction and you will see press and hold delay; this allows you to open the phone by pressing the home button down for the time you set it at. I hope this helps.

SAMgalaxyXXX
2 months 2 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX

Thanks but I’m afraid it is not what I mean. By activating the Touch sensitivity feature you can use the phone with gloves on. That’s something you can easily do in many Samsung’s phones. On Note 4 you just have to go to the tool bar at the top or from setting / Display and Wallpaper / Increase touch sensitivity.

maccyb
2 months 2 days ago
maccyb

A good question. As I live in a hot country it’s something I never thought of. Though I can’t find it anywhere in the settings. You could use the sPen of course, I saw a wallet type case with a separate holder for a pen. Not ideal, but maybe helpful.. 🙂

SAMgalaxyXXX
2 months 2 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX

I live here in the UK and though it’s not that cold yet it will soon. This feature sometimes came in handy in winter with my Note 4. And it was also a nice bragging point with iPhone users including my girlfriend hahaha.

n900mixalot
2 months 3 days ago
n900mixalot

Hm … seems that the fingerprint placement is less of a problem for actual users, and more something to talk about for the tech blogs.

2 months 3 days ago
Andrew Derr

Put one under the screen if you must. But leave the one on the back. It’s in the most perfect position for one hand operation. It’s finally a phone with a finger print sensor that I can actually use. Thank you Samsung

maccyb
2 months 3 days ago
maccyb

As I don’t have the fingers of a 5 year old child, the fingerprint sensor placement has not been a problem for me. I prefer to keep my fingers off the screen which is part of the reason as to why I got the Note8 and previous Note devices . Anyway I have my Gear S3 Frontier as a trusted device so I generally don’t need to use any unlock method.

2 months 3 days ago
Wayne Simpson

I like the sensor in its location. Works how I grab the phone. Leave the option s

2 months 3 days ago
Martin Eugeniev

SAMSUNG! IF YOU READ MY POST! DONT EVER EVER REMOVE THE THE HEADPHONE JACK AND FINGERPRINT SENSOR LIKE THE iPhone

billywongwashere
2 months 3 days ago
billywongwashere

Hope they can integrate it for the s9 or at least move to the middle of the device though I’ve no issue with the location on the s8

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