Rumours about an under-the-display fingerprint sensor on a consumer-grade smartphone have been around for some time now. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was rumoured to feature the technology, while many expected the iPhone X to feature the technology as well.
Of course, the Note 8 went with a traditional fingerprint sensor on the back of the device and the iPhone X eschewed a fingerprint sensor entirely. Now, rumours suggest that Samsung’s next flagship device — the as-of-yet unconfirmed Galaxy Note 9 — will be the first device to house an under-the-display fingerprint sensor.
This latest rumour comes from GSMArena, citing Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for Chinese KGI Securities.
According to GSMArena, the Galaxy Note 9 won’t feature a traditional physical fingerprint sensor. Instead, users will be able to unlock their devices by placing their finger on a fingerprint sensor embedded within a specific part of the phone’s display.