With the Galaxy S8 already out of the equation and the Galaxy Note 8 coming up in a few days, all eyes are currently on the Samsung Galaxy S9. Among all of the rumors doing the rounds about the smartphone’s processor and other aspects, the one detail that everyone wants to see making its debut in the Galaxy S9 is the in-display fingerprint sensor. However, there is bittersweet news on that front.
When it comes to any piece of tech news, industry analysts are a source that can always be trusted. This is not to say that they are always right. But they are professionals who analyze all market details and derive their conclusions based on hard facts, which makes their predictions seem plausible at the very least. Needless to say, the latest news about Galaxy S9 and the fate of its fingerprint scanner comes from the noted analysts from KGI Securities.
According to them, the Galaxy S9 smartphone will not come with the in-display fingerprint scanner, contrary to popular expectations. This is disappointing as the uncomfortable positioning of the feature on the Galaxy S8’s rear side was perceived as a massive drawback by potential buyers. Although the device was successful, the said feature has formed the basis of numerous complaints. After it came to the fore that the Galaxy Note 8 was giving the display-embedded sensor tech a miss as well due to the hurried launch of the phablet, people were hopeful that we would finally witness Samsung incorporating it into the Galaxy S9. That, however, seems unlikely to happen according to new reports.
Not all is bad, however, as KGI suggests that Samsung is definitely not abandoning the idea. Instead of the Galaxy S9, the Samsung device to debut the in-display fingerprint sensor will be the Galaxy Note 9.The reason, as they put it, is that rival device slated to come out late this year are not going ahead with the tech. “Since OLED iPhone has canceled under-display fingerprint recognition/touch ID function, and as Galaxy S9 will have the new selling points of upgraded iris recognition and dual camera, Samsung has no need to risk adopting under-display optical fingerprint solution in a hurry.”
The report highlights that the Galaxy S9 release date will also be something to look forward to. For despite the lack of the aforementioned feature, the smartphone is anticipated to be one of the fastest devices when it comes out in early 2018.