KGI: Galaxy Note 9 likely dropping in-display fingerprint sensor
09 March 2018 16:32 GMT

According to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Samsung is likely dropping in-glass fingerprint sensors from its next flagship.

Last August, KGI released a similar report stating that it believed Samsung would release the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with a traditional fingerprint sensor (which it did) but would still incorporate the in-display option into the Note 9.

Kuo explains that it is “likely” Samsung will remove under-display fingerprint technology from the Note 9 due to “technological difficulties.”

He says the the feature currently suffers from issues with screen protectors and various different environments affecting the success rate of the under-display fingerprint reader, thus Samsung’s reasoning for removing the technology.

Companies like Vevo have release a phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Of course, Samsung is particular with its smartphones, and it probably wasn’t happy with how long it takes for the technology to recognize your biometrics.

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