Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor might not be a possibility

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Yes, you read that right, this is an article speculating about the Galaxy Note 9 and not the Galaxy S9. It’s far too early to be sure of what the Galaxy Note 9 will bring to the table but according to a report out of South Korea, an in-display fingerprint sensor won’t be it. While Samsung was expected to introduce an in-display fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy S8, that didn’t happen.

Many then expected the company to introduce it with the Galaxy Note 8 last year but Samsung was said to have given up on the idea due to technical challenges. If this report is to be believed, it will be futile to keep your fingers crossed for the Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor.

Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor

Citing supply chain-based sources, Korean media outlet The Bell reported today that Samsung has revealed to component suppliers that the fingerprint sensor on its next flagship phablet will be placed on the back like it is on the Galaxy Note 8.

It’s also claimed that the Galaxy Note 9 will enter mass production in June this year before it’s launched in August. The Galaxy Note 8 was officially launched on August 23 so one can expect its successor to be unveiled around the same time.

The report does mention that Samsung hasn’t completely stopped working on in-display fingerprint sensor technology. It’s said to be working on optical fingerprint recognition technology with several companies but industry sources don’t expect Samsung to be in a position to introduce the technology in a commercial product before 2019.

It’s still early days and we’re bound to hear a lot more rumors about the Galaxy Note 9 in the months to come so take this information with a healthy dose of salt for now.

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4 days 16 hours ago
hwtsai

scr*w N9, we r not done yet with N8

VIRGIN KLM
5 days 16 hours ago
VIRGIN KLM
Why are people over here so fixated with speculation and in this case that in-display fingerprint sensor? These speculation and “rumor has it” stories every year about future flagships etc that have zero base or dubious sources are so disgusting and laughable. Why not just make articles that actually have a foundation? We have been bombarded with so many speculation stories about everything that we became numb to real announcements and leaks. What about a little bit less of rumor stories and more real News, polls, and maybe even open letters? People don’t go on a news site to read… Read more »
JSH1973
6 days 3 hours ago
JSH1973

I’m happy enough with the fingerprint sensor the way it is on my Note 8, I’ll consider a Note 9 when I know more about it, it most certainly won’t be a preorder must have thing for me, Note 8 is simply just so good that unless they come up with the full front true bezel less display plus lots more, I’ll just wait for the 10 instead

stondec
6 days 3 hours ago
stondec

That’s disappointing news. I guess at this point the only things that would make me jettison my Note 8 for Note 9 is if I break my Note 8, Note 9 has unheard of battery life, IR blaster or 256gb of internal storage, but if the only improvement is the camera then I’ll likely skip the Note 9.

marija
6 days 4 hours ago
marija

Scr*w that indisplay fingerprint, bring back flat screen to Note!

Galaxy Notice
6 days 5 hours ago
Galaxy Notice

This whole “in-display fingerprint sensor” is wack anyway! There are more important things that need to be improved in the galaxy series.

Bobbingalong
6 days 5 hours ago
Bobbingalong

Given the Samsung trend, the note 9 will be a glorified s9+ which is a a slightly updated s8 plus with 6gb ram model

gtone339
6 days 5 hours ago
gtone339

Never give up on in-screen finger scanners. Take some time to get it working under the hood.

mdr5401
6 days 6 hours ago
mdr5401

Given that the in-display fingerprint reader featured in the Vivo X20 Plus was developed / provided by Synaptics, and not proprietary to Vivo; I’d be shocked if Samsung didn’t partner with Synaptics to provide this in their upcoming flagships… or just buy out Synaptics Biometric Technology division altogether.

ironbat
6 days 8 hours ago
ironbat

Nooooooooooo

gsdworld21
6 days 8 hours ago
gsdworld21

I’m happy to skip the Note 9. My Note8 does a decent job of things

faridra
6 days 10 hours ago
faridra

Samsung never put innovations on Note series, they just copying last S series and put a pen then name it as a note… they are keeping it for S10 with a major design change

o0MHJ0o
6 days 8 hours ago
o0MHJ0o
What other innovation was there besides the larger screen and the S Pen multi-window and other large screen features were the IT thing on Note devices back in the Note4 days – but ALL manufacturers moved to larger displays because of Samsung – so multi-window and all large screen features are no longer ‘innovative’ but the S Pen still is a big selling point for the Note – to the point where it is the only selling point now. All phones have made the move to bigger! bigger screen, bigger resolution, bigger battery – the Note is now the S… Read more »
SAMgalaxyXXX
6 days 8 hours ago
SAMgalaxyXXX

Yes, they did. Do you remember Note 4 edge? They tested all this edge thing with it and it’s now the trend. I’ve got Note 8 and though I like the edges but still prefer a flat screen, Samsung made a strong statement with it to the point that a lot of phones manufacturers are now copying it.

mdr5401
6 days 9 hours ago
mdr5401
While I agree that this has pretty much been the case since the S6 & Note5 were released in 2015- nevermind Samsung’s Grace UX which debuted (and subsequently died) with the Note7- The Note series was originally designed to be a testing ground of sorts for the new technology that Samsung may or may not incorporate in the following S series flagship, depending on its success and reception on the Note. But now, given the higher price tag of the Note series, would you rather be paying for “new”, possibly gimmicky and/or counterintuitive, technology; or for refined, proven, and improved… Read more »
n900mixalot
6 days 10 hours ago
n900mixalot

The excitement never stops! I do wonder what the next Note will bring, though I only *just* got my Note8.

I’m not really sure how they will exceed the Note8 but that’s what Samsung is good at. I don’t remember any Note being as solid as the 8 at release.

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