Samsung’s next–generation Galaxy Note 9 will not feature an in–screen fingerprint scanner as planned, with the Korean company unable to get the tech working properly.
It had been widely reported that Samsung was hoping to bring the elusive tech to its new Note, which is due for release over the summer.
Until now, fingerprint scanners on top–end Samsung phones have been placed on the rear of the device. And that's where you'll find it on the recently unveiled Galaxy S9.
Analysis Ming Chi Kuo, citing supply chain sources, says Samsung has scrapped the in-screen scanner because it doesn’t function to its full potential when screen protectors are placed on the handset.
It’s not yet clear if Samsung will continue to place the fingerprint scanner on the back of the Galaxy Note 9, or if it will follow Apple’s lead and drop the tech completely in favour of facial recognition.
The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to offer a refined take on last year’s Note 8, with a large display, the latest Android software and Samsung’s highly–regard S–Pen stylus.
Pricing is likely to be higher than the newly launched Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.