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Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus won’t get under-display fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus could be announced at MWC 2018 in February. The smartphones will not get the highly-anticipated under-display fingerprint scanner.

Edz Clarkson



Samsung Galaxy S9 under display MWC

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus could be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in February of next year, according to latest intelligence report. The firmware development for the Galaxy S9 has already begun, according to a report from SamMobile. The Samsung Galaxy S9’s has a SM-G960 model number, while the Galaxy S9+ will rumored to be the SM-G965.

The current iterations Galaxy S8 and S8+ had SM-G950 and SM-G955 model numbers, respectively. SamMobile also claims that the Galaxy S9 firmware development is starting early, nearly a couple of weeks prior tot the South Korea company’s process for Galaxy S8 series back in 2016.

A Twitter post by Eldar Murtazin added weight indicating that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus smartphones will continue to have first right on Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip SoC processor and the rest of the smartphone manufacturers, mostly Android phone makers, will get it later. The analyst also said that the Galaxy S9 will be officially announced a month earlier than the past few years, which is being considered as a February launch, contemplating the Galaxy S8 was made public towards the end of March 2017.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagships were the first smartphones to obtain access to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 CPU. So if that happens again for the next year, it won’t be shockingly surprising and this could mean other flagship handset devices from competing rivals might unveil a little later.

Meanwhile, the South Korean news agency The Investor claims that Samsung will stick with the same 5.77-inch and 6.2-inch edge-less screen display for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, respectively. Both the upcoming Galaxy S series will carry on the Infinity Display without the physical home button.

Reports have also claimed the South Korean OEM would try and integrate a under-display fingerprint scanner with Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones, though there is an evidence that this cutting-edge technology is still in progress. Analysts Ming Chi-Kuo of the KGI Securities claimed that a commercially implemented fingerprint sensor under the Super AMOLED display won’t be equipped on the Samsung flagships until the Galaxy Note 9.

Earlier this month, a report on XDA Developers suggested that the Samsung Galaxy S9 will run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC CPU and Android 8.0 Oreo mobile operating system. Additionally, the report said that an under display fingerprint sensor will not be included to the handset.

Moreover, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will purportedly sport the dual rear camera sensors.