Microsoft is selling customized Samsung Galaxy S9 phones

Microsoft is selling customized Samsung Galaxy S9 phones

Previously we'd heard word that Samsung wants to debut its long rumored in-screen fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note 9, but the latest from analysts close to the company suggests the phone won't be ready to feature the tech.

Kuo explains that it is "likely" Samsung will remove under-display fingerprint technology from the Note 9 due to "technological difficulties".

Unfortunately, customers seem to care a lot about dramatic form factor and aesthetic changes, so the fact that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S8 devices are, at first blush, so similar probably didn't help Samsung. The company has been taking steps to ensure it's in-display fingerprint technology is improved but it may not be released just in time for the Note 9 to have it. Samsung was testing both the ultrasonic and optical solutions, but both of them failed to meet its standards.

The Galaxy S9 is barely two weeks old but rumors of what the Galaxy Note 9 may or may not have are already starting to circulate.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9

It is unclear when Samsung will commercialize the new technology. Additionally, the S9 introduced cool new features such as Dual Aperture and Super Slow-Mo that will no doubt make it to the Note 9 when it launches. For this model, Samsung has placed the fingerprint sensor under the camera. The Galaxy S9's fingerprint sensor is located at a more natural location compared to previous versions - underneath the camera rather than alongside it - which made it easy to get to my home screen nearly immediately since my finger naturally aligns with the sensor. Most sources claimed that Galaxy Note 9 will not sport a fingerprint sensor hidden behind the display but the new leaked patent says otherwise. It was applied successfully in the Vivo X20 Plus UD.

But while that scanner "just works" for Vivo and Synaptics, it's not going to be enough for Samsung.

The Galaxy S9 devices built upon the solid foundation laid by the Galaxy S8 series - the processors got faster, the displays are brighter and more color-accurate, the cameras take better pictures and videos, and the design itself became a bit more refined.

This bold new prediction comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple says Face ID is far more secure than the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

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