Samsung will not use a fingerprint scanner under the display for the new Galaxy S9, according to a new report that surfaced today.
It’s been speculated for a while now that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 will not integrate the long-awaited fingerprint scanner under the display. With the advent of edge to edge displays, space has become a premium, and Samsung wanted to make the fingerprint scanner work through the screen. It turns out that’s more difficult than they expected.
Initially, this new type of sensor should have been available in the previous generation, but the integration of such a sensor was delayed. The new technology is developed by a company named Synaptics, and you might have heard about them before because they are the ones responsible for the touchpads on many laptops.