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Galaxy Note 9 will not have in-display Fingerprint Scanner, KGI reports

March 23 2018, 01:39 | Guillermo Bowen

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Despite the technical issues hampering under-the-display fingerprint scanners, Kuo is still bullish on the technology, at least in the long term.

Via 9to5Google, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Samsung will once again skip the embedded fingerprint reader in the Galaxy Note 9 due to "technological difficulties". It also explains the new facial recognition features in the S9, highlights the phone's new location for the fingerprint sensor, and shows how the new Dolby Atmos speakers work. The South Korean giant has apparently cancelled on pushing out the in-display Fingerprint Scanner feature on the devices. The only phone maker that has actually brought a smartphone with an under-the-display fingerprint scanner to market is Vivo, but its X20 Plus is now only available in China.

As of now, Samsung Turkey has revealed planned release dates of Android Oreo to Galaxy Note 8 and some other premium models previously launched.

In-display fingerprint scanners are quite new. It expects it to be a sign of Samsung's goal of tightening its grip on the large-sized smartphone sector, rather than a hint that it'll come with pointy corners and be exclusive to Netflix. The sensors which uses this technology are 4 to 5 times expensive than the other traditional sensors. Many will look at that statement and feel like smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung have done this to themselves. As we've already seen the S9's fingerprint scanner is on the back, located just beneath the camera. However, there is no any confirmation from the officials about this report.

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