Reports are surfacing about the next Galaxy Note phone having a under-screen fingerprint sensor when it releases on the second half of 2018, according to an analysis with KGI Securities.
The technology itself supposedly relies on an OLED panel not just to protect the sensor while simultaneously allowing its usage but also by supporting it by serving as a light source. It's that one feature Apple didn't add yet to the iPhone X and if everything goes as planned, then Samsung may do so first.
Other manufacturers might not be interested in using such a display since it still carries a high degree of manufacturing complications but it appears that Samsung is determined to get this tech working as quickly as possible.
As per the rumors, the Galaxy Note 9 will have a special feature, an optical fingerprint sensor that will lie below the screen.
Twelve months ago we were reading a lot of articles and statements from parts manufacturers that under display fingerprint sensing was fantastic and ready to be implemented on a production device.
Nevertheless, while the front of Note 8 still has a sliver of bezel at the top and bottom, Samsung might ditch that for the Note 9.
After the iris and facial recognition features, we can expect Samsung to introduce something new and something better. However, since it could not ready the technology in time, it was not made available on the Note 8. A few users have already reported that they did not receive their text messages and it looks like it is affecting both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 +. Synaptics, BeyondEyes, and subsidiary Samsung LSI all have their foot in the door so to speak and have shipped samples to the firm, with the two latter companies being favorites.