If you remember those initial days when Galaxy S9 was a main ingredient in the rumor-mills. The security analysts, KGI had probably put to an end to our expectation regarding the much hyped in-display fingerprint scanner on the device. As you can see the prediction proved to be true and is right infront of our eyes with the Galaxy S9/S9+ now unveiled still flaunting traditional fingerprint sensors. Though might be a bummer for some, the same analyst team is live again with similar prediction.
As per the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung is likely not going to introduce an in-display fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy Note 9. If history is any indication the hit device – Note 9 will be official around the month of September this year. And he feels, the Samsung will not be able to perfect the technology anytime soon.
In a note to investors, Kuo said these words regarding the current development status of the in-display fingerprint scanners.
According to our understanding of the technologies, under-display fingerprint solutions may currently have many technical issues (e.g. screen protectors and different environments affecting recognition rates and power-consumption).
It’s clear from the above statement that, although Chinese vendors such as Vivo has already come up with their own optical fingerprint sensors. They’re not matured enough to dethrow the traditional ones. Note that, since Samsung has earlier stated during the launch of Galaxy S9/S9+ that they are no more obsessed with being the first. It’s highly likely for Samsung to take even more time to fully bake the technology. Such that the under-display fingerprint modules are reliable and fast as is the case now with the traditionals.
Do you think the fingerprint scanner embedded beneath display is a must to retain the loyal fans base. Or you’re confident that the South-Korean giant will’ve some other exciting tweaks up its sleeve for the next Note phablet capable of deploying much hype? Whatever may be, pen down your valuable thoughts on the comment box below.