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Galaxy S9 fingerprint sensor may not be in the display after all

There have been countless rumors about Samsung working on optical fingerprint recognition technology. It would enable the company to integrate a fingerprint sensor into the display itself. Samsung was rumored to introduce this technology with the Galaxy S8 but that didn’t happen. Recent reports suggested that the Galaxy S9 fingerprint sensor might be integrated into the display.

According to a new report out of China, the Galaxy S9 is not going to have an optical fingerprint sensor. That means it may either be placed at the back like it is now or Samsung might figure out something else entirely.

Galaxy S9 Fingerprint Sensor

Many Samsung fans weren’t thrilled when the company relocated the fingerprint sensor to the back. They want the company to do something about it. An optical fingerprint sensor seems like the perfect solution but apparently, the tech isn’t just ready yet.

A China-based source, who has been right on multiple accounts in the past, is “100% sure” that the Galaxy S9 fingerprint sensor won’t be integrated into the display. The source doesn’t say where the sensor is going to end up.

The rear-mounted fingerprint sensor will be back with the Galaxy S9, according to some analysts. A 3D sensor-powered facial recognition feature will eliminate the need for the fingerprint sensor altogether, others believe.

Samsung could go down a different route. A recent patent suggested that the Galaxy S9 could have a small recess at the bottom on the front where a fingerprint sensor will be placed.

There’s no clarity on this as yet therefore, we’re likely going to hear conflicting reports in the months to come. That’s just how it is for flagship devices that are highly anticipated.

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Petsiotis Dimitris
Petsiotis Dimitris

Tired to hear this.

xhustler
xhustler

Give me back my physical home button with an embedded FPS. And make it circular or square with rounded edges (Anyone remember the S2 !).

Facial recognition alone is a dumb ass idea … pardon the french.

Dadee71
Dadee71

I don’t know if you have yet used the S8 or Note8 but the pressure sensitive home button is great. Adding a FPS under the display would make it perfect.

xhustler
xhustler

Yes I have and will say out loud (many are scared to say so 🙂 ) – it sucks!

Darin Ridgeway

I’ve adjusted to the FPS being on the rear of the phone pretty much, although a front placement would be advantageous at times. Actually if I could get notifications on AOD without security enabled I wouldn’t have it on at all. I work all over town so setting that trusted area crap won’t work for me plus it would be helpful for winter tasks if I could open the phone with gloves on. I wear glasses so the whole face thing won’t work.

colliderz
colliderz

Samsung for ONCE listen to your customers. Put the FPS on the power button like Sony or on the back like Pixel. Nobody gives a shit if it is placed under the glass or not. Samsung has become like Apple and doesn’t care about what customers want. If Samsung removes the headphone jack, it will be over n out for Samsung for thousands of customers.

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

“it will be over n out for Samsung for thousands of customers.”

You know that is only a couple million dollars – right?

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

The power button isn’t wide enough to house one. Look at how big the power button is on Sony phones.

Davoncci
Davoncci

“It would be over and out”…This person has been watching “Professor John Bull”…Pardon my digression.

Dadee71
Dadee71

Samsung is listening to this customer. I want and in display FPS along with the Iris scanner and facial recognition.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Why does the title of this article insinuate that you believed the S9 to have an in display FPS. Since the Note 8 reveal you have been adamant the S9 WILL NOT get a FPS built into display and were again, adamant it will likely be the stand out feature of the Note9. It’s because of your reports that I never thought the S9 would have an in display fingerprint scanner.

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

I think most expected the Note 8 to have it until it didn’t. And then they expected the iPhone X to have it… and it didn’t. So now Samsung is thinking, “If Apple can get by without it, so can we. Let’s stop wasting time on this feature that isn’t going to work out.”

Dadee71
Dadee71

DO NOT ABANDON THE FPS!!! Having the iris scanner and facial recognition in addition to the FPS is great but strictly relying on iris and facial recognition is a terrible idea.