X

Phones

Samsung to decide on the Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor soon

It has long been rumored that Samsung will introduce a display-based fingerprint sensor on its flagship smartphones but the company is yet to do that. There have been conflicting reports recently about the possibility that this feature might make it to the Galaxy Note 9. A new report out of South Korea today claims that Samsung is going to make a final decision on the in-display fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy Note 9 soon.

The report claims that Samsung is likely to introduce an in-display fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy Note 9 this year. Samsung Display, the division that supplies panels for Samsung devices, has reportedly prepared three or four solutions to integrate a fingerprint sensor into the display.

Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor

Both Samsung Display and Samsung Electronics are said to be “seriously considering” one of the solutions developed. It’s also claimed that the design concept of the Galaxy Note 9 has not yet been finalized due to the pending decision concerning the fingerprint sensor. Samsung is expected to make a final decision on the matter by the end of this month.

Some industry watchers are optimistic that Samsung will finally introduce an in-display fingerprint sensor on its smartphones this year as the company seeks to offer new features in order to further differentiate its handsets from the competition. Others are not so optimistic, they believe that technical difficulties will prevent Samsung from doing this for the Galaxy Note 9 and that we’ll only see this technology from Samsung in 2019.

It merits mentioning here, though, that Samsung recently said that it’s no longer obsessed with being the first in the world to bring new smartphone technologies to market. This means that the company will rather wait to ensure that its in-display fingerprint sensor technology works perfectly instead of rushing it out the door just for bragging rights.

We’ll likely hear more about this in the months to come as this is one of the most highly anticipated features of the Galaxy Note 9. Samsung isn’t due to launch the Galaxy Note 9 until the second half of this year even though it has begun firmware development for the new flagship earlier.

31 Comments

Sign in »

31
Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Galaxy Notice
Galaxy Notice

The in display fingerprint tech is just moving backwards. I like it on the back to PREVENT smudges on my screen and now tech companies want to put it back on the front screen? That’s exactly why I use my Spen to navigate through my phone.

gsdworld21
gsdworld21

Think it’ll be good if they manage to do it. I use the Note8 and to be honest it’s the best I could want in a phone. Next upgrade will be the Note 10 or whatever it’ll be called. Can’t really see the point in upgrading after a year for minor upgrades or just so I can tell people I’ve got the latest phone.

JPSMR94
JPSMR94

In-display FPS = no more screen protectors, no?

JSH1973
JSH1973

just ditch fps altogether and stick with iris/face/pin and use the space for slightly larger battery instead and 6.5” true bezel less display please

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Ditch the pen and you can have a bigger battery… Oh wait then it will be the s9+ but sold at £1000

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Well tbh I m not sure what other exciting features the note 9 will get if not FPS under the screen.

Samsung will simply modify it slightly from the s9+ and give it a pen.

It’s all about making profit

Biransahin
Biransahin

Even if it does come to Note9, I won’t use it. I’m OCD about fingerprints on my screen and always use the sPen! I’ll stick with keeping my phone unlocked with my Gear S3. But it will be nice to see for those with S10 or prefer fingers! I wouldn’t put too much credence into this story yet. Smells of the usual click bait that comes out of South Korea. The decision will most likely be reported as no, as they’re probably not even considering it. We’ll see.

subra1390
subra1390

Samsung try to give Oreo update for note 8 in all regions.

Biransahin
Biransahin

There are articles about this. This is about embedded fingerprint sensors.

kloony11
kloony11

I hope this is true, but I don’t think it will happen this year…
They’ll probably just move it below the camera like the S9…
I switched to Iris scanning and pin entry as well as Smart Lock for trusted places so I don’t have to use it…
Still doesn’t beat the speed and reliability of the Note 5 scanner.

Hiei11
Hiei11

I think it is unnecessary to build a fingerprint reader on the screen.
Instead, take care of the screen’s customization so you do not have to download a third-party program. For example: Next Launcher 3D and themes can be freely edited. Programs, Notifications Color Transparency.

colliderz
colliderz

Don’t get your hopes high. The decision is NO.

rezashiraz
rezashiraz

its not important anymore when we decided to leave samsung because they ignored unlock s8 & s8+ oreo update firmware HAHAHAHA ITS LAST SAM PHONE EVEN THEY BUILD SUPER FUTURE COMMUNICATION DEVICES ….. they can work on carrier users for 100 years from now who cares pfffffffff

stondec
stondec

If they introduce the in-display fingerprint scanner, they’d better make sure it works faster and more reliably that the back mounted fingerprint scanner they have on the Note 8.

Osensnolf
Osensnolf

I sure hope so. The Note 8 sensor (for me) is a pain.

fcaroll
fcaroll

They’re not just no more interested in being the first to introduce new technologies, they’re getting rid of them as the only “innovative” features they kept from the past are Smart Stay, always on display, S pen and maybe some others. No more even Smart Rotation or a good design with removable battery. They just want to beat Apple at its own game rather than outstanding from the crowd

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

in fairness to Samsung, their push for feature packed phones never really worked all that well – everyone CONSTANTLY labelled them as gimmicks, which is very unfair. the edge display is still called a gimmick despite it not only making the device look bezel less but also adds a LOT of useful functions. and I was actually really excited and impressed with all their camera modes on the S4 – I miss having dramashot and surround shot – both of which were actually still great and useable until now – the S9s don’t have them anymore.

fcaroll
fcaroll

Some say less is more (and apple does that) but it’s just the easy way, I think Samsung should have kept those features and tried to develop them more and it would have really payed off. It’s so satisfying to see an S4 previewing images when you hover the finger on them without touching the screen. S9 is advertised as revolutionary but it just upgraded what we already knew (although we all know ads, S4 or S5 are still more revolutionary than S9)

martindale
martindale

Name two functions that result from the curved screen. I can think of only one – notifications visible peeping out under the edge when the phone is face down on a table. Any other ‘edge’ features do not depend on the curvature and could just as easily be implemented on a proper flat screen.

Yeah, ok, I just thought of a second function. Inescapable glare. You got me.

MStuart
MStuart

The curved display also shifts the colours at the edge. It’s not as noticeable as the glare perhaps but to produce that effect deliberately on £800 phones is and has always been idiotic.

Biransahin
Biransahin

You can get surround shot on S9 at least on my wife’s phone, it’s called “panorama” and can do do both panoramas and surround shots. and drama shot on the S4 was also on other phones, it’s just renamed as Sports. Does exactly the same as Drama shot, burst mode is also still there, as is shot and more, which was to take multiple photos and put them together for the best image. S9 does that automatically now, it takes 12 shots simultaneously and collates them for the best image. You have to remember that you don’t need to use… Read more »

Shimy
Shimy

I’d be surprised if they”ll do it. Ever since the Note5 Samsung has been treating the Note series as a sub flagship. This means that dramatic changes are kept to the S series. If they were willing to change design from S to Note they would have changed the ridiculous finger print sensor location from the S8 to the Note8. I think it has been fairly obvious that this is their policy since the Note5 and it’s weird that every year people fantasize about the new Note like we can’t predict pretty accurately what it’s going to be like, based… Read more »

ssking
ssking

First decide what to do with all the faulty s9+ screens!!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

What faulty screens?

digvijayshinde
digvijayshinde

Looks like recently someone was on wrong side of Internet.

ssking
ssking

Just google galaxy s9 “black crash”

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

There’s literally one report on it on the first Google Search page, and it has a “simple fix”.

ssking
ssking

That ‘Simple fix’ destroys the natural black color

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Crushing or clipping dark colours has been an issue on Amoled displays since forever, it’s not something new to the S9.

I love Amoled but I definitely don’t pretend it’s a perfect technology.

Lukasz1536
Lukasz1536

Your brain is faulty.

ssking
ssking

Stupid fanboy.