Patent sketch shows how the under-display fingerprint scanner of the Note 9 might look
by Preslav Kateliev / Feb 12, 2018, 7:24 AM
We have been hearing time and again that under-the-glass fingerprint scanners are coming to our beloved smartphones very soon. Well, to be exact, the first handset to have this already exists, but it's stuck to being exclusive to China — it's the Vivo X20 Plus UD. We are still waiting for the first mainstream devices to bring the tech about in 2018.
Last year, hopeful leaksters said that we might see under-the-glass fingerprint sensors on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, but further reports said that Samsung is still not ready to put the tech on the production line. Instead, the Galaxy Note 9 would be the first Samsung phone with a fingerprint scanner embedded in its display — at least that's what the rumor mill sources agree on right now.
This latest leak shows us a sketch off of an alleged patent that has been granted to Samsung. In it, we see a handset with a fingerprint pad embedded right in the display. It has that typical elliptical shape that Samsung has been sticking to over the past few years, too.
Of course, the reason we are excited for this tech is that it would allow for finger scanners to be on the front of the phone, instead of be placed awkwardly on the back. Who knows, maybe Apple will return TouchID one day? Yeah, we wouldn't hold our breath on that one...
Posts: 126; Member since: Mar 19, 2010
that top bezel is a waste of space... give me a notch anytime, any day
posted on Feb 12, 2018, 7:33 AM 1
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that notch is very annoying to look at on the ipx. ruins your whole UE
posted on Feb 12, 2018, 8:55 AM 10
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I prefer a bezel than a notch .. give me the whole space or nothing .. but don't cut off the screen
posted on Feb 12, 2018, 7:42 AM 21
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Please explain why would you like bezel over notch? Notch is just giving you extra space which would be wasted by the bezels and during video no one is forcing you to zoom all over the screen (if you had bezel the video will be same size as non zoomed video so you are not lossing anything just gaining). Notch just giving you preference. If you want to use that space do it or if you don’t want to then don’t it your choice. In my opinion it’s better to have a choice and no bezzels.
posted on Feb 12, 2018, 11:14 AM 1
Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017
Oh well I thought they could make the whole display as a Fingerprint scanner but that’s only at the small bottom portion of the screen. I’m not too excited now but anyways it’s a welcome feature, Not revolutionary though.
posted on Feb 12, 2018, 8:08 AM 0
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