Samsung was expected to introduce in-display fingerprint sensor on Samsung Galaxy S8, but did not come through. Leaks also suggest that this feature is unlikely to come on the Galaxy Note 8 either. A KGI report now suggests that the earliest we could see this feature will be on next year’s Galaxy Note 9. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 India launch set for June 21, price could range between Rs 15,000 - Rs 20,000Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggests
While it might disappoint a lot of fans out there, the company is believed to reposition the fingerprint scanner on Galaxy S9 to a much more ergonomical spot. This follows from the complaints Galaxy S8 series users have faced with the fingerprint scanner placed next to the primary camera. According to KGI report, the company will release the Galaxy S9 next year, and has no reasons to risk experimenting with an in-display sensor on the flagship device for now. Apparently, Samsung’s primary rival Apple too has given up on an in-display sensor on the iPhone 8, which is due to release later this year.
As per the report, “Since OLED iPhone has canceled under-display fingerprint recognition/touch ID function, and as Galaxy S9 will have the new selling points of upgraded iris recognition and dual camera, Samsung has no need to risk adopting under-display optical fingerprint solution in a hurry.” Notably, the switch to the in-display sensor is likely to bump the price as the technology increases the cost of production itself. The cost of an in-display biometric sensor is estimated to be 4-5 times expensive compared to the conventional fingerprint sensor. ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak hints at a 3,300mAh battery under the hood
Considering Samsung’s release cycle, the Galaxy Note 9 will release in second half of next year. Earlier reports suggest that Apple has also extended its plans for the in-display sensor to next year iPhones. The Touch ID on iPhone 8 has also drawn a lot of attention this year. With reports suggesting that the iPhone 8 has already hit commercial production, chances are very thin that iPhone 8 will surprise with a new Touch ID position altogether. As of now, Samsung is expected launch the Galaxy Note 8 this month with Infinity Display and other upgrades.
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