Patent sketch shows how the under-display fingerprint scanner of the Note 9 might look


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...

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12 Comments

1. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

that top bezel is a waste of space... give me a notch anytime, any day

6. ah_sukk_it

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 18, 2018

that notch is very annoying to look at on the ipx. ruins your whole UE

10. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i agree. it looks good in vertical but it ruins the experience when used horizontally or when apps do not support the notch which is 95% of all apps.

2. ahmadkun

Posts: 616; Member since: May 02, 2016

I prefer a bezel than a notch .. give me the whole space or nothing .. but don't cut off the screen

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I completely agree! That last line is hurting my soul though.

9. kartik.07

Posts: 73; Member since: May 04, 2015

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.

3. Tony_5600

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.

4. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

If this is included on the Note 9, this is the year I upgrade my phone.

5. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

As long as the finger print scanner is in the front, I don't mind a the bazel on top.

7. TerryD

Posts: 554; Member since: May 09, 2017

Werent they saying that this would be included in the Note 8? Maybe its just a copy and paste of a story from a year ago. I just cant be bothered to check though

14. Demo-jay

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 13, 2018

Chances Sammy fails at first...an error in that scanner or either laggy....wait for it

15. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

prepare your eyes !!! notches are coming lol I really dont care about notch as long as phone has good design and specs

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