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

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Last updated: October 9th, 2017 at 14:01 UTC+02:00

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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