Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 predicted to include under-the-display fingerprint reader

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  • SV650

    Where’s Gene Munster when you most need him?

  • Dimitri

    We already knew this from before. Samsung pushed it back until next year because they couldn’t get it right. Same with Apple. They pushed back and didn’t end up putting it on the X.

    They still have to get the yelled times up and also make sure its fully working.

    • Jon Duke

      Apple pished it back because Samsung couldn’t get it right. They make their displays.

    • Dimitri

      Well duh. Everyone knows that. However their yelled times weren’t there and same with Samsung. That’s why they both pushed it back. They also had issues with the layout and software of it.

      However it’s been leaked out from months ago that both Apple and Samsung will release the in screen fingerprint sensor next models which will be S9 / Note 9 and the next iPhone ( next years model.

    • It’s Me

      Samsung might make the displays, but that doesn’t mean they would make the under the display sensor.

    • Dimitri

      Agreed. Those sensors I don’t believe Samsung does manufacture that sensor for Apple.

    • It’s Me

      I don’t think anyone is at the moment 😉

    • It’s Me

      Yup and if they get this right it will be a big selling point.

      And everyone that said they like the sensor on the back will change their minds, likely with fairly transparent excuses. Just like it’s ok now to remove the headphone jack…

    • FlamesFan89

      Not me. If it is a specific spot on the front, then I will not prefer it. Same with the headphone jack. I think it is dumb to remove it.

    • It’s Me

      I should have said many, not every.

      Not everyone has your internal consistency. Surprisingly high number of people are very flexible with their arguments. More surprising is how many change their position based only on the parties involved instead merit.

    • FlamesFan89

      Meh, I wouldn’t worry so much about how people on the internet form their opinion. It’s a waste of time and energy.

    • It’s Me

      Maybe so. But even you once took time to wonder whether I would change my opinion on the naming of inductive wireless charging once Apple started using it. Had more than a brief exchange over it when you tried to call me out on it, as I recall. Seemed to think it was a worthwhile worry back then.

      To this particular rumour, where it alludes to being in a particular location on the front, I fully expect a lot of flip flops if it comes out. Just like the other day, one dotard here went from raging about removing headphone jacks to it being neat and excusing the removal if it also came with translation capabilities that could have been added to wired or wireless and so had no bearing.

      Seems weird to be so internally conflicted based only company names.

    • FlamesFan89

      I have tried to reply to you, but my post keeps getting sent to moderation for some reason. Oh well. Point was basically:

      Conversation with person capable of critical though = good
      Conversation with person incapable of critical thought = waste of time

      You and I almost never see eye to eye, but I am pretty sure you are capable of critical though, therefore not a waste of time, but rather a worthwhile conversation on a topic of interest.

    • thereasoner

      I’m the same. Anywhere on the screen would be great but even then I’d still want one on the back as well for the added track pad features.

    • FlamesFan89

      Agreed, I think “anywhere on the screen” would be an interesting change. Likely an improvement, but, as with anything, I’d want to try it before forming an opinion.

    • It’s Me

      Why not anywhere on the back?

    • FlamesFan89

      That would work nicely I think.

    • Dimitri

      I like the fingerprint sensor on the back of my S8+ and most likely will say the same when the new phones come out with it on the built in screen.

  • Jon Duke

    If I was Samsung, even if I’d make it work prior to the note 8 launch, I wouldn’t launch it. I’d wait. Let the iPhone come out and release it on my phone that comes out at the beggining of the year instead of the one that face the iPhone head to head.

    • It’s Me

      Why? Why not get as big a head start on Apple as possible so that if and when Apple does it it will already be old news? Or even better, why not do it for it’s own merit without considering what would Apple do?

  • Jean Racine

    I know its a cool feature but how much will they charge for it. I’m perfectly happy with fingerprint reader or facila recognition. Smartphones are too expensive. If at least they could provided tougher screens and better protection agains manufacturer defects. The Note 8 is 1300$ and you can break it after a day.

    • The Finder

      True. It’s alot of money. Even with the free add-ons. Lol my macbook 2yrs ago cost me about $1500 with taxes (-educational discount), but when you spend that kind of money you want to get years of usage out of it. At this point if a phone comes to $1000 with taxes it looks enticing (which is sad), considering the $1300-1500 phones (tax included).

  • Ronald

    Samsung needs to price their phones similarly to their Asian counterparts. Samsung is not a premium brand, all android phones are the same, same hardware, same OS the only difference is the skin. At least the iPhone the 11, ecosystem and iOS is unique and exclusive