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Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Note9 Will Use Under-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Many have already begun speculating on¬†Samsung Galaxy Note9 features, despite its predecessor, the Galaxy Note8’s very recent launch. Announced last September, the Apple iPhone X was rumored to sport this security feature, but currently doesn’t. The Note9 will reportedly feature an optical fingerprint sensor sitting beneath the display, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo notes.

Better Security

The new fingerprint sensor would most likely work as one places their finger on a specific part of the screen. Both smartphone giants Samsung and Apple tried (and failed) shipping their 2017 products with this feature. This thus explains the awkard placement of Note8’s fingerprint sensor, and the iPhone X’s Face ID.

Display and Battery Improvements

The AMOLED screen will apparently double as a light source for the optical fingerprint sensor, boosting the Galaxy Note9’s battery life. Kuo adds that suppliers BeyondEyes and Samsung LSI have already shipped part samples to Samsung Electronics. If not for either supplier, Egis, Samsung’s current fingerprint sensor supplier, would most likely win the contract bid.

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