Samsung Fails To Develop Under Screen, Virtual Fingerprint Recognition For Galaxy S9/S9+; Feature Likely To Make It On Note 9
The big news in the rumor mill at the start of this year was about virtual fingerprint recognition. A lot of sources expected Samsung to equip its Galaxy S8 and S8+ with the feature. But, according to sources, Seoul cancelled it at the last minute. The result is the awkwardly placed rear fingerprint sensor that we got this year. Now, a couple of sources speculate that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ might come with the feature. Samsung’s had a full year to develop it after all. But that seems unlikely according to the latest from industry sources. Take a look below to find out more.
Samsung Gives Up Hope On Virtual Fingerprint Recognition For The Galaxy S9 and S9+ As Mass Production Set To Begin In December
Right now, it’s Apple who leads in the flagship smartphone race. Cupertino launched the iPhone X with Face ID, becoming the first in the arena of facial recognition. Samsung’s rumored to follow suit, choosing to equip the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with Qualcomm’s technology. But while we’re yet to confirm this tidbit, another doesn’t seem to hold true either. It’s rumored that Samsung will equip the device with virtual fingerprint recognition.
Now, we can lay this particular rumor to rest. The Korean media quotes industry sources and claims that Seoul has given up plans for under screen fingerprint recognition on the S9 and S9+. Samsung was rumored to be testing the feature which looks like it won’t be ready until the smartphone’s mass production, set to begin next month.
As far as production schedules go, it’s also reported that pilot production for the smartphone started last month. Samsung’s finalized hardware specifications for the device, which just might feature 3D facial recognition. But that’s not a given right now and should be taken with a grain of salt. Sources also speculate that virtual fingerprint recognition will feature on the Galaxy Note 9.
If this does bear fruit, then Samsung will effectively mark the Note lineup as its top tier mobile offering. The Note 8 already features a dual camera setup, marking for strong differentiation from the Galaxy S8/S8+. Makes us wonder. Does Samsung really believe large screen phablets will outperform smartphones in the future? We’ll find out soon enough. Till then stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.
Source: The Investor