6 Reasons to Wait for the Galaxy Note 9 & 5 Reasons Not To

Don't Wait for an Under-the-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Don't Wait for an Under-the-Display Fingerprint Sensor

It's early, but Galaxy Note 9 rumors claim the device will have a feature the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 don't have: A fingerprint sensor under the display.

The initial leak came from a source that's shared rumors on Chinese site Weibo in the past and the latest comes from Chinese site ZOL

Synaptics recently announced that fingerprint readers under smartphone displays would become the real deal in 2018 so there's a chance the Galaxy Note series is among the first to use the technology. There's also a chance the Galaxy Note 9 misses this feature. 

A recent rumor out of Korea claims the Galaxy Note 9 might not come with this capability. We're unfamiliar with the source, but a source we're very familiar with agrees with this sentiment. 

Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-respected analyst from KGI Securities, claims the Galaxy Note 9 is unlikely to feature a fingerprint sensor under the hood.

In a research note Kuo writes that "under-display fingerprint solutions may currently have many technical issues (e.g. screen protectors and different environments affecting recognition rates and power-consumption)."

This doesn't rule it out, but Kuo is a believable source after correctly predicting many of Apple's product launches over the years. 

Another credible source, Ice Universe, also claims the Galaxy Note 9 won't come with a fingerprint sensor under the display.

Samsung is reportedly going to make a decision on this soon, possibly by the end of the month, so it might be worth waiting a few more days to see how things shake up.

That said, if authenticating your identity with a simple press on your phone's display sounds like something you're interested in, you might have to wait until 2019 for the Galaxy S10.

One Comment

  1. Chromium4

    06/15/2018 at 12:45 am

    As long as my Note 8 is up and running I’ll take a wait and see stance on the 9. I can afford to wait until the prices drop because I know it’s going to premiere at or near the $1K mark.

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