Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 could be here in August, which would follow suite with the Galaxy S9 that launched earlier than usual this year. However, a new report out of Korea contradicts the “late August” launch, so things are still up in the air. Since we’re still a ways away, we can’t be too sure about anything, but we’ve received some positive word about the handset’s fingerprint reader.
When it comes to smartphones, there have been three trends (or soon to be trends). In 2017, Android manufacturers ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack. Today, very few flagship Android devices retain the audio jack, for reasons quite frankly we still don’t understand. In 2018, it seems that a display notch will be the trend among many Android devices, even some mid-rangers. And soon, offset and physical fingerprint sensors will become a thing of the past with Synaptics developing in-display technology [Read More]
Synaptics has developed an in-display fingerprint scanner allowing the sensor to be placed conveniently below the screen of your device. We’ve seen the concept in a few forms, one being on the Vivo X20 Plus UD. We heard the Samsung might be next to include the technology in one of its widely known flagship monikers, such as the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy Note 9. However, due to a delay with the technology and early mass production of Samsung’s newest smartphones, the [Read More]
There was a lot of fuss when the Galaxy Note 8 came out because many couldn’t get over its oddly placed fingerprint reader. With the Galaxy S9 just around the corner, the placement of the fingerprint scanner has come back into focus.
Rumors and speculation regarding underneath the screen fingerprint scanners have been around for some time now. It was first believed that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ would have it, but as we know, this didn’t happen. In spark of some positive development, Synaptics, the “leading developer of human interface solutions,” hinted at what could be the first phone to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 are Samsung’s best “Galaxies,” but there’s one controversial point about them that has persisted since VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass leaked the first official photo of the Galaxy S8: that is, the back-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S8 show that the unreleased smartphone has almost an all-display front and Samsung’s traditional home button is missing. In previous generations of device, the home button housed the fingerprint sensor, which for the Galaxy S8 has been relocated to the back next to the camera. This has been explained as a last-minute decision because an under-glass fingerprint sensor was not ready.
We’ve been hearing rumors depicting a first-ever Samsung Galaxy flagship smartphone without a home button. We’ve also been hearing reports about a Galaxy S8 with a bezel-less display and dual-edge design. Since, many have been concerned about the placement of the fingerprint scanner, which had existed underneath the front-flanked home button ever since its birth on Samsung devices. Now we have what could be the solution.