Optical Fingerprint Sensor On Galaxy Note 9, Analyst Says It’s Happening

Optical Fingerprint Sensor On Galaxy Note 9, Analyst Says It’s Happening
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After many failed attempts, Samsung might finally be able to bring optical fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy Note 9. The rumor mill had claimed in the past that the Galaxy S8 would feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. But fans were a bit disappointed to see a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner instead. Samsung also dropped the feature from the recently launched Galaxy Note 8 due to technical and security concerns. Now a top analyst says that the Galaxy Note 9 optical fingerprint sensor will turn out to be a reality.

Not too many people like the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the world’s most respected technology analysts, told investors (via Business Insider) that the upcoming Galaxy S9 would retain the rear fingerprint scanner. Samsung doesn’t want to adopt the feature on the Galaxy S9 in a hurry. The analyst added that Samsung was on track to incorporate the optical fingerprint sensor into the Galaxy Note 9, which would debut in the second half of 2018.

Interestingly, Samsung’s rival Apple was also working to add the optical fingerprint sensor on the iPhone X. Apple ditched the technology due to technical and yield issues. The iPhone X comes with 3D infrared sensors that support the Face ID facial recognition system. If Kuo’s report turns out to be true, the Galaxy Note 9 users will be able to unlock the device and authenticate payments by placing their finger on the screen.

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