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