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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