Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor hinted at in new patent

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor hinted at in new patent
A new patent filing by Samsung hints at the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy Note 9. It was rumored last year that the Galaxy Note 8 would include the tech, while this year’s Galaxy S9 series was also reportedly set to feature the new sensors. Despite this information being untrue, new rumors now point towards the Galaxy Note 9 being the device to debut the tech and, if Samsung’s patent is anything to go by, it may actually be true this time around.

As can be seen in the sketches provided, Samsung plans to include the new in-display sensor towards the bottom of the front panel. When a user places their finger on to the AMOLED screen, this will then automatically light up the area directly below, allowing the sensor to scan the finger in question. Once this is done, the necessary authentication processes will be used and access to the device in question will either be denied or granted.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 is currently expected to be announced towards the end of August, as with previous Galaxy Note generations. This ultimately means that leaks surrounding the device should begin to pick up pace starting the end of June or beginning of July, with these hopefully providing clear information in regards to Samsung’s plans for the new technology. If the South Korean giant fails to consider in-display fingerprint sensors ready for the mainstream, however, it seems likely that Samsung will feature the scanners inside next year’s Galaxy S10 line.

It was recently revealed that Samsung’s anniversary series is currently codenamed “Beyond” and should feature a similar look to the company’s current flagships. Interestingly, though, it could boast a display notch up top along with a new 3D-depth sensor and the in-display fingerprint scanner.


source: 91mobiles

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)

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24 Comments

1. Abdbaas

Posts: 149; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Samsung won't do it for this year I'm sure. Only my opinion

2. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

They should better improve iris scanner by making it more faster and accurate and also make it more reliable to use it in almost all conditions. Should save the under the display fps for S10.

3. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1439; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

They should improve the iris scanner and incorporate the in-screen FPS for the Note 9 as it is the higher end model.

5. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

agreed, it's time to make some innovation in their top of the line model!

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4266; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's already there. Plus secure.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The iris scanner is already quick and accurate. There can always be improvement, but it's not like it's slow or misses often.

21. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Yup it is. But is it reliable in almost every condition like if you are in super dark room?

22. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, it is. It uses IR.

24. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

& what about if you wear shades or contact lenses?

4. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

This will be basically be the bottom inscreen fingerprint scanner as oppose to whole screen.

6. elhombre

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 20, 2016

Samsung, focus on software! Your UI. Focus on updates, dont let it Take a year before you update newer android version, by the time you do update its not new anymore. Thats you main and biggest issue, thats the reason i wont Buy Samsung device until you can prove you can do better!

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4266; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Don't like Samsung's version of android you have a hundred other choices.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Their UI is quite good. And they rewrite Android Doreen to the framework, for quite a few sets of hardware. That takes time. It's basically a fork.

9. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

In display fingerprint tech is good and all as long as its almost bezelless device, aside from front camera! but i need more to convince me to buy note 9, the lines between the note and S models are to close now, the pen is the only real difference between the latest phones , they need to do something else with the note and keep the skyrocketing cost from creeping up, i suspect it will be £900 in the Uk this release, to much for all flagships now, hense the declining markets and sales around the world of phones

13. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Thank you! Couldn't agree more. 4000 battery would be nice too.

10. HumBHOldt

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 30, 2018

"it's time to make some innovation in the top of the line model" Lololololol Innovation like what the Lumia 950 /xl launched with in 2015????

11. torr310

Posts: 1677; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If the Note series are going to use the same CPU as the Galaxy S series, it is better they move the launch date earlier. Otherwise, only wait for a few months later people can get the next generation CPU on the S series.

12. torr310

Posts: 1677; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Before Galaxy S7 Edge, people wanna get bigger screen and better battery life would look at the Note series. But now the Galaxy S series got the similar screen size as the Note and the Note doesn't provide much longer battery life. I feel something isn't right.

16. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I'm always hoping and saying they should make S phones and Note phones at the sane time, will be much better than make new phone every few months...

19. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It may be the same SOC, but the difference is there. The performance difference between the Note 7 and S7 was huge. I had the Note 7 until I was forced to turn it in, then replaced it with the S7 Edge. The wife had the S7. Both the S7 Edge and the S7 were much slower and choppier. Now, I have the Note 8 she had the S8. The difference is significantly smaller, but it's still noticeable that my Note is smoother and more fluid. I'd still like to see them design an Exynos specifically for the Note worldwide - the Note 5 was also much better than the eventual S7 Edge I got. I really didn't like that phone.

20. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

so if you didn't like it so why you make it as a profile picture ?? xD

23. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because it irritated someone. I actually made that my picture before I got the S7 Edge.

14. gamehead unregistered

great news

15. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Yes, they should add it on Note9 to make different phone, not just new S9+ with S Pen!

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