Galaxy note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor is still facing ‘technical difficulties’
Galaxy note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor is still facing ‘technical difficulties’. Waiting for the next Galaxy flagship smartphone? Well, the Galaxy Note 9 is coming in a little while. Apart from the fact that it is expected to be similar to the Galaxy S9 Plus in many ways, however the Note 9 will have many unique features as well.
From the last couples of month rumors have been circulating that the Galaxy Note 9 would feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.But, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo informed investors in a research note that Samsung’s optical fingerprint sensor would not be ready in time for the Note 9 release.
Last year in August, Kuo had said that Samsung would maintain the rear-mounted fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, which actually happened. In that report he said that Galaxy Note 9 would be Samsung’s first smartphone to come with an optical fingerprint sensor.
However, the latest report which was presented to investors states that the Korean company is expected to drop the technology from the Note 9.
According to Kuo, Samsung was still facing “technological difficulties” with the under-display fingerprint sensor. Moreover, screen protectors and special environments affect the achievement rate of the technology, forcing Samsung to eliminate it from the Note 9.
Samsung tested both the ultrasonic and optical solutions, but both of them unsuccessful to meet its standards. On the other hand, Kuo remains hopeful about the technology. He believes the in-display fingerprint sensor is essential for full-screen smartphone designs.
At the moment it is uncertain when Samsung will commercialize the new technology. However according to Samsung’s mobile business Chief DJ Koh the company would no longer rush things to be the first to market.
Well, this is a good step, though. Samsung needs to introduce new products and technologies when they are ready.
Now, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Samsung to bring “in-display fingerprint sensor feature” to market in the first half of 2019 at the earliest. It indicates the next year’s Galaxy S10 (or whatever what it’s called) could be the first Samsung flagship to present an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Despite the fact that Samsung is still facing some issues regarding the in-display fingerprint solution, China’s Vivo has already launched its Vivo X20 Plus UD with the world’s first optical fingerprint sensor.As, Vivo brings into play Synaptics’ Clear ID FS9500 in-display fingerprint sensor in its smartphone.
On the other hand, Synaptics’ Clear ID FS9500 isn’t fine enough for Samsung. Still, company is facing some issues with speed, accuracy, and security with current technologies.
We all know that Galaxy Note series is one of the most significant product lines for Samsung. The Korean company wants the biometric technologies to be high-speed and secure enough to be used in extremely sensitive cases like governments and military.
Recently, on the HTML5Test benchmarking site the Galaxy Note 9 was spotted. It contains model number SM-N960U, where ‘U’ shows that it was the unlocked US version of the device.
Furthermore, the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 would run Android Oreo and have an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. It would also hold up Google’s Project Treble that makes it easy to handle Android OEMs to roll out software updates in a well-timed fashion.
Currently at the MWC, Samsung’s mobile business head DJ Koh said that the Note 9 would feature an upgrade Bixby 2.0 AI assistant. On the other hand; currently the company is testing the beta versions of Bixby 2.0 with more than 800 partners.
The camera features of Note 9 would be almost same as Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Moreover, Samsung is also planning to bring the AR Emoji and super slo-mo features to the forthcoming flagship device.