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Samsung rumored to drop a highly anticipated feature from the Galaxy Note 9

By Cookie Monster - on 10 Mar 2018, 12:00am

Samsung rumored to drop a highly anticipated feature from the Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note8.

Five months after claiming that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 would come with an in-display fingerprint sensor, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo backtracks on his prediction.

Kuo believes it is "likely" that Samsung will drop in-display fingerprint sensing technology from the Galaxy Note 9 due to "technological difficulties". Moreover, the in-display fingerprint sensor does not work well with screen protectors and its success rate can be affected by various environmental factors. 

Samsung's attempts to implement an in-display fingerprint sensor have been unsuccessful. The Korean company reportedly ran out of time to develop the technology for the Galaxy S8 and failed again for the Galaxy Note8 due to uneven screen brightness.

We believe the Galaxy Note 9 will use Intelligent Scan, a new biometric security feature of the Galaxy S9 that combines Face Unlock and Iris Scan. It is also possible that Samsung is developing its own 3D sensing technology similar to the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X, but Kuo claims that it could take up to 2.5 years for Apple's rivals to catch up.

Source: 9to5Google