9 Reasons You Shouldn't Buy or Upgrade to the Galaxy S9 now
11 March, 2018, 01:26
"While we previously predicted that Samsung's new flagship Galaxy Note 9, due out in 3Q18, will come equipped with an under-display fingerprint recognition function, we now believe Samsung will cancel this feature on Note 9 because both ultrasonic - provided by Qualcomm - and optical - provided by Samsung LSI, Goodix, Egis, and Synaptics - solutions can not meet Samsung's technical requirements", said Kuo. In addition, the information comes from an unlikely, but reliable, source. However, he is better known for his notes on products by Apple, not Samsung. He also claimed that the feature now suffers from problems with screen protectors as well as different environments affecting the success rate of the sensor, which could turn out to be Samsung's reason for removing the technology.
According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via AppleInsider), who previously speculated himself that the phone would have the sensor, Samsung is postponing the feature due to technical difficulties.
Kuo says that the under-display fingerprint recognition is meant for the full-screen design devices.
Samsung has not announced any details about the upcoming flagship.
Although Samsung has been declining to disclose pre-order figures for the Galaxy S9 smartphones, industry watchers presumed that the performance would be roughly 70 to 80 per cent of the Galaxy S8 series, pointing out that the new devices lack innovative features. The company tried again with the Galaxy Note 8, but failed due to brightness issues on the parts of the screen where the sensors were placed.
It's worth noting that most of those features are going to require the hardware in the S9 to operate, so you're really just getting a rundown of features with this app rather than a real simulated experience of what it's like to use the S9. As such, it's "likely" that Samsung will abandon efforts to bring in-display scanning to this year's anticipated Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.