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In-display fingerprint technology not yet ready for Galaxy Note 9

13 February 2018 4

Korean tech giant Samsung had a great success with Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8/S8+ and now the eyes are on the upcoming successors to these especially the Note lineup flagship that was earlier thought to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner, though it’s believed that Samsung might not be fully equipped to make that a possibility at least for Galaxy Note 9 or S9.

As suggested by reports from Korean media, it seems that Note 9 would pack the similar rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as most of the smartphones we know of today. Samsung patented pressure-sensitive fingerprint scanner earlier last year which has the potential to bring a huge improvement in the smartphones to come in the future.

Not that the technology hasn’t been implemented in any device before, we know how in-display scanner was earlier introduced in Vivo X20 Plus UD that packed an OLED display though Samsung’s implementation seems quite a challenge knowing how issues arise with semi-transparency of OLED display thus effecting reliability and effectiveness. In addition to this, the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is also a thing that is underworked though its quite in its infancy to be implemented and produced in mass quantities.

An industry’s insider shared, "There are advantages and disadvantages of both optical and capacitive or ultrasonic types, so I do not think there is any technology that can be commercialized right now,"

(last update 16 October 2018 @ 11:13)



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