According to a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Samsung is likely dropping in-glass fingerprint sensors from its next flagship. It must be noted that these dates are apparently specified for Turkey and some other European countries, but we can hope that global rollout dates will not be any different.
As Kuo writes, "To our understanding of the technologies, under-display fingerprint solutions may now have many technical issues (e.g. screen protectors and different environments affecting recognition rates and power-consumption)".
"We now believe Samsung will cancel this feature on Note 9 because both ultrasonic (provided by Qualcomm) and optical (provided by Samsung LSI, Goodix, Egis, and Synaptics) solutions can not meet Samsung's technical requirements", Kuo wrote in a new note that was relayed to MacRumors. Kuo remains optimistic about the technology, though. Kuo says "under-display fingerprint recognition is key for full-screen designs" and doesn't believe that face-unlock systems can "fully replace fingerprint recognition".
While we are still in the process of testing the latest and greatest from Samsung, we thought of giving the camera a shot since that is the big new update. Samsung's mobile business chief DJ Koh recently told media that the company would no longer rush things to be the first to market.
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Specifically speaking, there were three Galaxy S9 features that gave me more flexibility in terms of how I used the phone: fingerprint sensor, microSD card slot, and the headphone jack. In the interim, the Galaxy Note 9 will feature a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. It was applied successfully in the Vivo X20 Plus UD.
However, Synaptics' Clear ID FS9500 isn't good enough for Samsung. The company claims that there are technical issues associated with implementing the technology.
When everything seems against Samsung, here comes the specifications of the Galaxy Note 9 leaked by the Chinese website Weibo.
However, the most exciting one of them is the camera app version 8.0.75, which should bring the new interface, but do not expect that your image quality will improve drastically by just the app, as the sensor is also playing a major role on the Galaxy S9/S9 Plus. Which will obviously require more time.