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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 could feature a in-display fingerprint sensor

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8. (Source: Pocket Lint)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8. (Source: Pocket Lint)
Vivo pioneered the in-display fingerprint technology on the Vivo X20 Plus UD at CES a while ago. The technology hasn't been featured on any other device so far but there are reports that the next Samsung flagship will ship with it, albeit with different mechanics.

In-display fingerprint sensors look to be the trend for the year. Vivo kicked off the technology in style with the Vivo X20 Plus UD, at CES. No other OEM has released similar technology so far but it's only a matter of time till others join in, if not with Synpatics’ Clear ID used on the X20 Plus UD, then with their own proprietary variations. According to sources in Korea, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will feature the technology, albeit not the Clear ID model.

Rumors of the Note 9 and in-display fingerprint technology have been rife for a while now, so this is all a bit tiresome. In fact, a few weeks ago, there were reports—also from “Korean insider sources”—that the Note 9 would not feature the technology, due to Samsung having issues with perfecting it.

“Samsung Display has prepared three or four solutions for Samsung Electronics to embed the fingerprint sensor inside of the main display, and both are seriously considering one of the solutions,” the supposed insider was quoted as saying. “The delay in deciding on the final concept for the Note 9 is due to the work in adopting the in-display fingerprint sensor. A final decision on adoption of the technology will be made by this month.” 

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Ricci Rox, 2018-03-25 (Update: 2018-03-25)
Ricci Rox
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.