Samsung is a few months away from launching Note 9, another flagship device. Now reports coming in suggesting that Samsung might include an in-display fingerprint scanner to save space for a bit bigger battery. According to a source of The Korea Herald, Samsung is going through three-four prototypes to find a proper solution to implement that technology. Since the company takes 5 months time before finalizing a flagship device, they will be deciding on the feature in the next month.
“Samsung Display has prepared three or four solutions for Samsung Electronics to embed the fingerprint sensor inside of the main display, and both are seriously considering one of the solutions,”
“The delay in deciding on the final concept for the Note 9 is due to the work in adopting the in-display fingerprint sensor.”
“A final decision on adoption of the technology will be made by this month.”
“There is enough time for the display company to improve the technology to meet the handset maker’s expectations before the launch of the Note 9 in late August.”
“The module on the Note 8, which was located horizontally on the left side of the dual camera module on the rear side of the smartphone, was a cause of great inconvenience.”
“The company fixed the problem by placing the fingerprint module below the camera module on the latest S9 series, but having the module on the back reduces space for larger batteries.”