Galaxy Note 9 won’t get on-screen fingerprint scanner

Rumors about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 have already started surfacing on the web despite the expected launch date is months away. We know almost everything about the successor of the Galaxy Note 8. But the fingerprint scanner location is – the most important question.

It seems like it has been years now that Samsung have been saying to integrate a fingerprint scanner into the display. First started with the Galaxy S8, then to the Note 8, Galaxy S9, and the Note 9.

Unsurprisingly, a new report about the Galaxy Note 9 suggests that Samsung won’t include an on-screen fingerprint scanner in the upcoming Note device.

According to tweet by Ice Universe, it is now “almost certain” the Galaxy Note 9 will not have a fingerprint reader integrated into the display. Instead, it suggests that the fingerprint sensor will be placed at the back of the device. Ice Universe has a solid Samsung track records, including Galaxy Note 8 design, first real-world images of the Galaxy S8 and detail of the Galaxy S9.

Ice Universe didn’t specify what caused Samsung to ditch the on-screen fingerprint scanner so late in development. But according to the previous report in March – says, despite a number of different companies developing the feature for two years now, technical difficulties have once again led to its delay.

Additonally, Samsung Galaxy S10 looks set to be the smartphone which finally debuts this on-screen reader technology – and that may be apt given it will be the range’s 10th-anniversary model.

The Galaxy Note 9 is expcted to feature 6.38-inch display, Snapdragon 845 chipset and 6GB of memory. Further, The Note 9 will get a 3850mAh battery, a big improvement over the Note 8’s 3300mAh. Samsung may also offer a new color variant with the Galaxy Note 9, that should give shades on brown.

The Samsung Galaxy Note series launch in the latter half of the year by tradition. The Galaxy Note 9 is therefore not expected to arrive until late summer 2018. Its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 8, was revealed on 23 August 2017 and hit shelves on 15 September, with the disastrous Note 7 launching around a similar time.

Whenever the Note 9 does arrive it’s sure to be expensive. The Galaxy Note 8 retailed for $950 at launch and we can’t see Samsung lowering the price for the Note 9.

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