Samsung patents a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint reader for its upcoming Galaxy Note 9
Samsung’s in-display pressure-sensitive fingerprint scanner almost ready for Galaxy Note 9
Samsung drew the ire of many of its users when it decided to kill the Home Button on its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. The users are largely complaining about the awkwardly placed fingerprint reader next to the camera on the back of the Galaxy S8 line-up making the South Korean giant think of a solution.
According to a new report from SamMobile, Samsung has filed for a patent with Korea’s Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS), the country’s patent office, for a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint reader for its upcoming device next year. While there were reports of people speculating the inclusion of new pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint reader in the Galaxy S9 and S9+, a recent tweet from a former Samsung executive indicated that this feature could be introduced in its next 2018 flagship smartphone, Galaxy Note 9.
This only confirms the high chances of a pressure-sensitive fingerprint reader being integrated within the display of a Galaxy Note 9, as Samsung already wanted to include this feature in its recent S8 smartphone releases. However, Samsung was not happy with the technology, as the brightness of the display was uneven when it was test on a Galaxy Note 8’s display, which prompted the tech giant to postpone this idea before the release of the S8 line-up.
Samsung had hit a low due to the debacle of Galaxy Note 7 but was revived at the right time with its recent Galaxy Note 8 release. Apparently, Samsung would want to play it safe and hit the right buttons when it launches Galaxy Note 9. Whether or not will the pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint reader be included in Galaxy Note 9 only time will tell. Until then, keep watching this space for more updates!
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