One of the major changes that were made to the Galaxy S8 was the fingerprint sensor which was shifted at the back of the smartphone, to the right side of the camera. This was something which Samsung enthusiasts didn’t like at all. Many of the users still thinks that Samsung will listen to its customer and adjust the position of the sensor to a better ergonomic location.
The under-display fingerprint sensor is reported to be ruled out by Samsung in the Galaxy Note 9 which will roll out in 2018. The major reason behind this shift to S9 tech is because Apple recently canceled its plans to integrate Touch ID feature in the display of the next iPhone.
The report by KGI says “Since OLED iPhone has canceled under-display fingerprint recognition/touch ID function, and as Galaxy S9 will have the new selling points of upgraded iris recognition and dual camera, Samsung has no need to risk adopting under-display optical fingerprint solution”.
The report further says that Samsung will shift from Synaptic to Egis at the time of Galaxy Note’s 9 releases. However, this shift in technology will not be simple as the price of Egis technology is 4-5 times expensive than the Synaptic technology.
For now, it looks like rear-mounted fingerprint sensor will stay with upcoming “S” series smartphones which company will reveal this year.