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Samsung expected to “fix” its fingerprint sensor in a year

Posted:  October 10, 2017   By:    3 comments   

Samsung under display fingerprint sensor Note9

Probably one of the biggest gripes when it comes to the latest Galaxy S8 and Note8 series is its fingerprint sensor. Because of its 18.5:9 Infinity Display, Samsung had to remove its physical home button and the fingerprint sensor is now moved to the back of the device.

It wasn’t meant to be this way and Samsung had originally planned to integrate its fingerprint sensor underneath the screen. Unfortunately, Samsung had to scrap this implementation purportedly due to the unbalanced lighting of the screen where the embedded fingerprint sensor is located.

According to a note that’s reportedly sent by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, Samsung will overcome this technical challenge in 2018 but it won’t appear on their next flagship.

According to Business Insider’s Kif Leswing, Samsung will be introducing an under-display optical fingerprint sensor in the second half of 2018. This means it won’t make it for the Galaxy S9 which is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2018 but it would likely debut on the Galaxy Note9 which is due one year from now.

The report added that three companies are competing to supply Samsung the vital under-display fingerprint sensor. This includes Korean BeyondEyes, Samsung’s subsidiary Samsung LSI and Egis. At the moment, BeyondEyes and Samsung LSI are the best options right now as both are said to have the technology to use the OLED screen as a light source for the fingerprint sensor.

It is probably safe to say that the Galaxy S9 is likely to have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor like its current flagships. Hopefully, they would place it better and away from its main cameras. vivo recently had showcased its under-display fingerprint sensor capabilities but so far nobody has introduced one on a commercial product. The iPhone X was initially rumoured to come with an on-screen fingerprint sensor but they have dropped TouchID completely in favour for its FaceID feature.


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3 Comments for Samsung expected to “fix” its fingerprint sensor in a year


wait one year to fix?

it takes 30 seconds to decide to place the finger print anywhere else but not near the camera.

or they are afraid to copy iphone of moving the camera to the corner instead?

take all your time to fix underscreen scanning for all we care… just have it in a better location for S9!


    Ticking all the checkboxes in specs sheets is more important. That’s what most people look out for when buying one.

    Does it have this and this ? Is it the first ? Yes and yes equal to good sales.

    They are merely racing to meet buyers’ demands.


Hope my S7 Edge lasts long enough for S10!