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Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 may have a under-display fingerprint sensor that Apple ditch on iPhone X


Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 to feature under-display fingerprint sensor that Apple ditched on iPhone X

Samsung may include an advanced key security feature on Galaxy Note 9 that Apple reportedly opted to ditched on the iPhone X due to the production issues.

The South Korean electronics company Samsung may include an advanced key security feature on the Galaxy Note 9 that Apple reportedly opted to give up from equipping it on the iPhone X because of the production issues.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 would be launched next year with an “under-display optical fingerprint” scanner, according to the notoriously reliable to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities known for his wide knowledge of the Asian electronics component supply chain.

With that said, it means that the users of the Galaxy Note 9 would be able to securely unlock their smartphone by simply rest their finger on a particular area of the screen display to read their fingerprint.

[agg-ad id=”442″ align=”center”][agg-ad id=”438″ align=”left”]That’s a avant-garde security feature that the Cupertino-based giant company have considered and tried to put the technology on the iPhone X, the Wall Street Journal have reported last month. Tim Cook-led technology company ended up dumping out it earlier the summer as the production deadlines approached. The Apple’s 10th anniversary flagship smartphone iPhone X will instead equipped with infrared camera-equipped 3D Face ID, a new facial recognition technology that takes advantage of the custom True Depth Camera system.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 under-display

There are three supply chains vying to supply the South Korea-headquartered firm with the component that would enable the under-display fingerprint scanner, according to the Ming-Chi Kuo’s note picked up by Centrio News.

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Synaptics, an Apple’s leading supplier, is unlikely to be contemplated due to Samsung will be using a different technology that allows the AMOLED screen display that also doubles as a light source for the sensor, which ends in better battery life.

[agg-ad id=”434″ align=”left”]Other two South Korean firms BeyondEyes and the Samsung LSI have already shipped part samples to Samsung Electronics, according to the KGI Securities. These two aforementioned companies are among the favorites to score the contract deal. Egis, which presently provides the standard fingerprint scanner components to the Samsung Mobile division, may also be in the blend.

The Korean company also has included an unsecured facial recognition features in its mobile handsets, but the security feature has been less impressive and secured as it is easier to fool than iPhone X’s seems to be. Kuo earlier said that the iPhone manufacturer may have an 18 to 30-month advantage in 3D facial sensors.

So the Galaxy S and Note phone maker is opting the under-display fingerprint scanner. The analyst also claims that’s where the standard security biometric technology industry is heading.

Kou wrote:

“In our latest analysis of recent under-display optical fingerprint recognition industry developments, we see Korean suppliers and Synaptics as having better visibility among suppliers. With regard to the latest biometrics technologies, however, we favor the 3D sensing segment.”

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Ronald Delos Santos

Ronald has been a technology journalist since 2012 and was previously reporting for The Centrio Times. He also covered tech industry news in his first job as a reporter with a local magazine, based in Makati.

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