Galaxy S9 goes shopping for a new finger scanner, lands in Taiwan

By now, it is a public secret that Samsung may be changing the placement of the rear scanner on its Galaxy S line phones next year. The current notorious spot next to the camera may give way to a more orthodox placement in the middle of the back, under the camera lens, tip sources. 

What we didn't know, however, is that Samsung may be using an entirely new fingerprint scanner supplier, indicating a possible shift in shape, size, or abilities of the reader, too. That's exactly what Korean media is reporting, and claims that Samsung has ordered all-new fingerprint readers for the Galaxy S9 to a Taiwanese company. 

Which one it is, remains unclear, but the source says they have worked with Samsung before, although the supply was focused on midrangers. The current Galaxy S8 fingerprint reader supplier is in danger of losing all of its business, it seems, while the improved scanning is likely to add significantly to the new supplier's bottom line, seeing that Samsung sells tens of millions of Galaxy S line phones each year.

source: ETNews (translated)

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)



1. haruken

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

'but the source says they have worked with Samsung before' Got Galaxy S5 nightmares from reading that part (I know it's about mid-ranges)

2. Jrod99

Posts: 779; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

I’m surprise Samsung put the scanner in a bad spot with all the criticism. Normally they listen to their customer base. Hopefully they do center the placement this time.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring on the king of 2018...AKA Note 9.

4. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1850; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Note 8 does it all, and better than any other phone on the market... It's crazy to think that they can improve on such a good phone as the note 8...

5. treypoundz

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

It needs dual speakers. At least as loud at the iphone x fingure print in the middle and smaller bezels. And then u have a near perfect phone. Oh and a bigger battery. Note 8 isnt bad. But bigger means longer with the new technology.

6. gamehead unregistered

Samsung retains features. Gotta give them props for that.

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