Samsung Ditching In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor Plans For Galaxy S9
A new report is suggesting that Samsung is looking to release its new wave of Galaxy devices with a fingerprint sensor embedded under the display of the hardware.
The Investor is suggesting that the South Korean company doesn’t have any immediate plans to entirely copy Apple and remove the fingerprint detection altogether from its devices, but that it is in an advanced state when it comes to putting together the necessary technology required to include fingerprint detection under the main display panel.
Back when iPhone X was in the speculation stage, many analysts and outlets were suggesting that Apple would be removing the Home button from the device and coming up with a solution that allowed Touch ID to be embedded in the new OLED panel. As time passed, and additional leaks made their way into the public domain, we started to learn more about the existence of Face ID and quickly learned that it seemed like the end of Touch ID. Apple later even went out to confirm that the company never planned in-screen Touch ID for iPhone X and instead was working on its advanced Face ID facial recognition tech for years.
Samsung is speculated to be walking a different path, and although it will be ultimately rolling out a Face ID competitor, that won’t be at the expense of fingerprint detection as “many services and platforms run based on the technology.”
The report suggests that Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ handsets will both ship with a fingerprint detection located on the rear of the device, which is the norm for Samsung’s hardware over the last few generations. It’s highly possible that the Galaxy S9 Note, which will be Samsung’s next “phablet” release, will ship with this new fingerprint technology in the display. It’s suggested that Samsung is looking to start mass production of the aforementioned Galaxy S9 within the next few weeks, so if that’s the case then Apple may have a competitor going into the second quarter of 2018.
An embedded fingerprint sensor in the display of a stunning Galaxy Note 9 would certainly be an experience to behold, but it’s this rumored Face ID competitor that has really piqued our interest. Speculation has also suggested that Samsung is planning on keeping the overall aesthetics and designs of Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 pretty much the same as the current generation.