A recent report in The Korean Herald says that Samsung Display is working on multiple solutions to enable Samsung Electronics to include an in-display fingerprint sensor in its upcoming device.
There have been speculations around the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 coming with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Previous reports had hinted at the planning to skip the feature from its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 successor. But, recent reports suggest otherwise. There are also hints of the device being launched earlier than expected.
A recent report in The Korean Herald says that Samsung Display is working on multiple solutions to enable Samsung Electronics to include an in-display fingerprint sensor in its upcoming device. One of these solutions will likely be adopted by the company, the details of which will be available at the end of this month.
The company is likely to have enough time to work on this aspect before the launch of Galaxy Note 9, which is scheduled for August. Interestingly a different report by SamMobile suggests that the company has already started work on the software for Galaxy Note 9, about two weeks earlier than it did for Galaxy Note 8. This means there are chances of the new device being launched earlier than expected. The Galaxy Note 9 carries two version numbers for its firmware – N960FXXE0ARB7 and N960FXXU0ARC5 – which the South Korean smartphone giant is currently testing globally.
A new position for the fingerprint scanner in the rear for the recently launched Galaxy S9 led to a smaller battery for the device. An in-display fingerprint sensor will essentially solve this problem, by freeing up space for other components. Reports have time and again surfaced around the multiple issues that Samsung has faced in developing the technology so far, due to challenges in responsiveness and accessories. But, with pressures from competitors like Vivo, which have already launched in-display fingerprint sensor phones, Samsung will have to arrive at a solution fast.