Galaxy S9 could come with a front-facing fingerprint reader

The upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ could feature a front-facing fingerprint scanner to combat criticism the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 received, suggests a patent Samsung filed for with KIPRIS, South Korea’s trademarking organization.

If the information included in the patent documentation is accurate, the firm is planning on building a small recess (think: Essential Phone) into the bottom of the Galaxy S9 that will house a small super-fast fingerprint reader.

We’re not sure a recess is the best route to go down—and it doesn’t look like our readers do, either. According to a poll we ran last month, the majority of voters would hate to see a notch à la iPhone X on board Samsung’s next flagship.

Galaxy S9 should sport a Snapdragon 845 processor

The Galaxy S9 is expected to sport the same 5.8-inch Infinity Display as the Galaxy S8, while the Galaxy S9+ should pack an identical 6.2-inch Infinity Display to the Galaxy S8+. They’re both tipped to sport a Snapdragon 845 CPU and 6GB of RAM.

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