Vivo X20 Plus was the first of its kind to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Now, Samsung wants to do the same with its upcoming Galaxy Note 9 flagship model. More detailed information is unavailable at this point but what we know so far is that Samsung will make up their mind by the end of March 2018.
Samsung Display, a division of Samsung mobile that manufactures display panels for all Samsung electronics merchandise is rumored to have presented to the company’s product design team with three to four working samples featuring an in-display fingerprint sensor. While the rest of the world is awaiting a response from the horse’s mouth, Korea Herald, a Korean newspaper, has claimed that the tech giant will make its decision very soon.
In other conflicting reports, Samsung might not even bring this technology to fruition in 2018. Rumors are that the popular smartphone OEM might push it to 2019.
Quite recently, Samsung went on to say that it does not care about being the first contender in the race to bring new features to smartphones. If that is a direct implication of the fact that they would rather wait until their in-display fingerprint sensor technology is perfect for mass production, then that’s probably for the best.
When Vivo introduced the fingerprint sensor in its X20 Plus smartphone, they made an announcement at the CES 2018 that their in-display fingerprint scanning technology “outperforms” other authentication solutions. Perhaps they were referring to the iPhone editions that started the fingerprint scanning revolution, to begin with. It is worth noting that the Vivo X20 Plus embeds ‘FS9500’ optical fingerprint sensor from Synaptics.
Stay tuned for more information on the Samsung Note 9 rumors and leaks.