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[Poll Results!] Should the Galaxy S9 iris scanner be ditched for a display-based fingerprint sensor?

Should the Galaxy S9 iris scanner be ditched for a display-based fingerprint sensor?
  • No, it's better to give customers more choice 26%, 1169 votes
    1169 votes 26%
    1169 votes - 26% of all votes
  • No, it's better to give customers more choice 26%, 1169 votes
    1169 votes 26%
    1169 votes - 26% of all votes
  • Yes, it won't be required anymore 11%, 474 votes
    474 votes 11%
    474 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Yes, it won't be required anymore 11%, 474 votes
    474 votes 11%
    474 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Yes, if facial recognition is improved 10%, 454 votes
    454 votes 10%
    454 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Yes, if facial recognition is improved 10%, 454 votes
    454 votes 10%
    454 votes - 10% of all votes
  • No, should be left as a novelty 2%, 110 votes
    110 votes 2%
    110 votes - 2% of all votes
  • No, should be left as a novelty 2%, 110 votes
    110 votes 2%
    110 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 4414
20 October 2017
Voting is closed

There have been countless rumors that the Galaxy S9 might feature an optical fingerprint sensor. What that means it that the sensor will be integrated into the display itself. This was also rumored for the Galaxy S8 as well but Samsung decided against it because apparently, the technology wasn’t ready.

Do you think the Galaxy S9 iris scanner should be removed if the Galaxy S9 comes with an optical fingerprint sensor? Would you feel better about it if Samsung improved facial recognition on the Galaxy S9 before removing the iris scanner? Or would you just like it to stick around as a novelty?

Vote below and share your thoughts about this with us in the comments below.

Results: 53 percent of you believe that it’s better for Samsung to give customers more choice while 21 percent feel that the iris scanner won’t be needed if a display-based fingerprint sensor is present. An equal number of people feel that it should be ditched if facial recognition is improved. Only 5 percent believe the iris scanner should be left as a novelty.

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dj palmis
dj palmis

I just want a fingerprint scanner on the side or under display

mma173
mma173

IR Blaster is far more useful. They should bring it back.

martindale
martindale

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dung_dung1341
dung_dung1341

Like the poll

PlumUkr
PlumUkr

1. Iris scanner should be directed to a bottom slightly. Nobody hold a phone perpendicular to face, that’s why that’s not comfortable to use iris scanner.

2. But I also want a fingerprint scanner under display to unlock the phone while it’s on the table or in car’s phone holder without picking it up in hand.

Peschiera
Peschiera

Samsung could add a better face recognition, but in my opinion it is not required.
The Iris Scanner requires less from your face to be visible. It is virtually independent on the look of the rest of your face, much better than a face recognition.
Why should Samsung ditch a unique selling point? This just would not make sense!

preime101
preime101

given how slow the iris scanner is on the note 8 and how flakey it is with people wearing glasses I would have no problem ditching it for something better.

Peschiera
Peschiera

I have a Note8 and I wear glasses.
It just work fine and in most situations extremely fast, in my opinion at least as fast as the S7 Edge FPS. I just press the virtual button and Note8 gets unlocked, without a swipe.

ufo626
ufo626

Go to Settings> Display> Navigation Bar> Unlock with Home Button, that way you don’t have to swipe just hard press on the virtual button and it will automatically stars scanning for the Iris

preime101
preime101

It wouldn’t even complete the setup procedure with my glasses on. Even when I have taken my glasses off it will take about 2-3 seconds to unlock, meaning in virtually every case it is quicker to just tap the fingerprint sensor. I think it is good to have an alternative alongside the fingerprint sensor, particularly for those of us in colder climates where we might be wearing gloves in the winter, but in my experience the iris scanner doesn’t work very well.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I’ve been shocked to see the Iris scanner unlock my phone when I have sunglasses on! I can’t even see my own eyes in camera and it unlocks. And no, it’s never been unlocked by anyone else in the sunglasses either, I tested that.

preime101
preime101

Do you fave face recognition on as well by any chance?

Renan Caparroz
Renan Caparroz

Don’t make any sense have 3D facial recognition and Iris scaner in the same gadget, they should improve the iris scaner to be fast as the facial recognition or improve the face recogniton to be secure as the iris scaner…

What is the reason for having two different authentication technologies that work exactly the same way with the same level security level? If both share the same hardware ok, but still it will be unnecessary.

deardevil
deardevil

for a 1000€ should have everything,that’s why is so expensive in the first place,or are they increasing the price and want to remove stuff…

Or221e
Or221e

more choices!!!!!!!!!! Iris scanner is awesome and display fingerprint scanner is also great but why give up one for the other? i want both!!

Jias5

I think it should have the finger print, facial and iris scanner