Nokia 9 (2018) to feature in-display fingerprint scanner?

Nokia 9 (2018) to feature in-display fingerprint scanner?
Christmas 2017 hadn't even taken place when we showed you a leaked render of the Nokia 9 (2018). Fast forward to earlier this month, and we passed along some further details about the phone that will most likely be Nokia's best for this year. We expect a 5.7-inch near bezel-less display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. We also mentioned that the device, which will be built by HMD Global under license from Nokia, will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.

The Nokia 9 (2018) will also reportedly feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. That is something that we alerted you to earlier this month, and today a fresh report about the embedded biometric reader revealed that a source out of China, characterized as "trusted," seconded that rumor. Vivo is the only manufacturer to deliver an in-screen fingerprint scanner on a handset, although other companies are said to be close behind.

Also of interest to those who might consider the Nokia 9 (2018) as their next phone purchase, there is the possibility that the the display will come with an iPhone X-esque "notch."

source: Liu Haiping (translated) via NPU

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1. miazga

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 01, 2018

I will forgive them the notch if there is a top-notch image quality (quality of the original Pureview camera-Nokia 808/1020)

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

With 1/3" ? Impossible...

8. miazga

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 01, 2018

What the hell are you talking about?! 1/3' in the best Nokia high-end phone of the year? Maaaan, I know it's Saturday but you're probably drunk as hell. Only iPhones have such small image sensor formats and yet they always come in top 3 best cameras of the year. The recently presented Nokia phones have 1/2.6 image sensor size so how come Nokia 9 will come with a smaller sensor size? Stop drinking dude, reeeeeally, it's not good for you.

2. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Nokia is on a roll. I just hope the price won't be around 1K as other flagships nowadays

3. gamehead unregistered

How can't Samsung and Apple implement these features, but smaller companies can

5. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I guess it's because the bigger a company gets the harder it is to change to many people at the top that have to form a committee to decide anything where as smaller companies just have a few people making decisions that can change quickly.

11. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2474; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Supply and demand. A smaller company like Nokia that sells about 5 million devices in an entire year can easily ramp up the supplies needed to implement this into their devices. Samsung and Apple sell like 100+ million devices in an entire year so they would have to ramp up the supply chain in order to have this feature. Apple already had problems trying to get those camera sensors implemented for Face ID and they still encountered quality control issues. Sometimes it benefits to be a smaller company because you can focus on quality control and implementation of features that could not possibly be found on a mass-produced device.

12. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

They can but they don't want!! I think most new features will see them from the small companies and that's really bad!

14. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Because smaller companies don't have to manufacture tens of millions of units with this tech inside.

15. gamehead unregistered

How is that an excuse tho?

16. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

It's not an excuse. It's a reason. Simple manufacturing; it's not hard to grasp.

6. Subie

Posts: 2414; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I hope Nokia keeps innovating. And bring these devices to North America please.

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6860; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Is there a way to prevent these phones from recording my fingerprint info? I appreciate the tech but I don't want to be forced into giving up such personal info about myself...passcodes work just fine for me.

9. miazga

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 01, 2018

Better to be fingerprinted than to get your face scanned from every angle.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nokia/HMD is doing the damn thing! Hope they actually do this. Nokia/HMD is the only Android vendor that currently has my attention with innovations like this.

13. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

I don't understand the fuse about under display fingerprint scanner it still has many problems why not just put it on the side of the device ?! until this tech is ready with no drawbacks this is the rational thing to do

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