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Galaxy Note 9 In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Up In The Air

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 looked to bring an in-display fingerprint sensor to a larger audience. This feature first appeared on smartphones from Chinese technology Vivo and could push more Apple iPhone users to make the switch to Samsung. However, insiders have recently become less convinced that the phone-tablet (phablet for short) will sport an in-display fingerprint sensor. #mobilemagic

In the summer of 2017, most leakers were confident that the phablet would sport the new tech. Yet KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated on AppleInsider that Samsung is facing production difficulties due to the poor performance of the optical reader so the phone currently has trouble turning visual information to digital information well. However, the Korea Herald posted a conflicting article, stating that Samsung has actually already chosen an in-display fingerprint reader for the Note 9.

The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to appear earlier than initially expected, sometime in late July or August, so users will only need to wait a couple more months to see if Samsung will bring the in-display fingerprint reader to its smartphones.

The company’s decision to push forward the release date may have been affected by the slow Galaxy S9 smartphone sales and an attempt to appeal to customers before Apple announces their newest smartphone at their Keynote in September.

Even without the in-display fingerprint scanner, the Galaxy Note 9 is poised to be an extremely advanced smartphone thanks to its stellar rumored specs. The Note 9 is expected to bring both the popular look of the Galaxy Note 8 and the updated features of the Galaxy S9+.

Rumor is the phone will come with:

  • a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset (or Exynos 9810 chipset)
  • 6GB of RAM
  • a fresh Super AMOLED display
  • improved dual-camera
  • more performant S Pen Stylus

In the next couple of months, we should get more rumored and confirmed details about the Galaxy Note 9. Stay tuned with Tech The Lead for the latest information!

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