Patent hints at Samsung Galaxy S9 having a display notch with an embedded fingerprint sensor
by Peter Kostadinov / Oct 24, 2017, 2:05 AM
Galaxy S9 and S9+.
According to it, Samsung could be entertaining the idea of taking a page of Apple's and Essential's books and toying around with a bottom-placed display notch, which would be used to house an front-facing fingerprint sensor. That way, it would be placed way more conveniently than the awkward sensor on the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8, which requires you to really stretch out those index fingers of yours.
Essential Phone, though the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will naturally feature it at the bottom of the display, where Sammy's signature hardware home buttons made the rounds not long ago.If the patent images are anything to go by, the notch would be rather similar to the tear-drop shaped one on the
A notch is required due to the design peculiarities of the S9 and S9+, which are largely and logically expected to inherit Galaxy S8 and S8+'s general design — there simply isn't enough bezel to house a sensor of that sort. Thus, Samsung has to create some extra room for this front-facing solution to work. We suppose that this notch might also double up as a home button thanks to a pressure-sensitive section of the display, which is in line with what we saw on the S8, S8+, and the Note 8.
Have in mind that this patent could easily be just Samsung placing dibs on such a design decision and does not necessarily mean the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will surely feature such a notch. More will be known as the two flagships' debut nears. As we know more, so will you!
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I hope samsung doesn't put that notch down there. The present design they are following is good enough.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 2:12 AM 26
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LMAO This is ugly A F.... At least Apple did it right, but this is insane!
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 4:31 AM 6
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essential did it first apple copied but made it bigger for some stupid reason thinking it would be a wow factor then a rumor most likely not true that samsungs gs9 would be an upside down essential phone how stupid is that. just use snapdragons ultrasonic it works fine
posted on Oct 25, 2017, 12:14 AM 0
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Rumor has it Samsung was making progress embedding it so this wouldn't make sense for the S9(+). This could however be a good alternative for Samsung's A range, due to get Infinity Displays as well. They should make it slightly less invasive into the screen though, plenty of bottom bezel left to reduce impact on the screen.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 5:05 AM 2
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because it isn't gonna happen with the S9. PA purposely left out the fact the patent filing was in 2016 same as the notched drawing. It may be something they considered doing, but didn't. If they were the S8 would have had the notches.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 11:08 AM 0
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Why make it a notch in the screen instead of one in the bottom bezel?
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 2:14 AM 8
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Right, make it slim enough to fit bottom bezels. Like mate 10
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 2:51 AM 1
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The area is too small, unless you wanna go back to a swipe sensor? They should leave it in the back and lower its position. But they can't because the wireless charging coil is in the back, and the heat would likely damage the FPS. Which is why its at the top where the phone has less heat being emitted. Those are design workaround Samsung had to make, which fanboy haters won't understand because all they see is what's on the outside and don't look at teardowns to see what is inside.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 11:01 AM 0
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I like how android fans laughing apple for removing adobe flash, non-removable battery, headphone jack, and now notch screen, when android themselves doing the same. I guess Karma is a bit*h
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 2:17 AM 11
One brand, one model doesn't mean the entire Android market. Removing flash was a good thing. Removing the jack and introducing the notch was not. Many Android handsets still feature a headphone jack AND no notch. That's the beauty of Android, choice! So my next handset will still feature the things I want, karma sure is a bitch
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 2:22 AM 20
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There are many reasons to remove the headphone jack, the tech is outdated and there are better digital connections available (Although there isn't a universal one ATM). The future is wireless and Apple is giving the push needed to get everyone there. You may not like it but after Google removed the headphone jack from the Pixel's, I predict majority will follow suite. The future is wireless and if you don't like then you can stay with that outdated technology and live in the past. PS - I haven't invested any money in dongles so haven't been ripped off! I use wireless headphone which I've had before Apple removed the headphone jack and now my wired headphones are only used once or twice when I've misplaced my wireless ones.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 4:30 AM 0
Perhaps it's outdated tech, a headset using an audio jack still delivers better quality than wireless. I am using a Sennheiser wireless headphones because it's easier on a plane, but when connected to the audio jack, audio quality improves. So outdated tech is still better than wireless.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 5:47 AM 10
Absolutely not the case. Of course, a high-end wireless headset is better than a lower quality jacked version. But the same headset sounds better on audio jack than wireless. Of course USB/lightning is better than audio jack, but a lot of people still have jack headphones that are expensive. Also with wireless & USB/lightning, the DAC is in the headphones, which can be a good thing if the DAC inside your smartphone is crap. Downside also of USB/lightning audio, is charging. There are a few headsets that support pass-through, but charging is impossible when you use usb/lightning for audio.
posted on Oct 24, 2017, 11:05 AM 0
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