According to one Korean online publication, Samsung is planning to introduce a fingerprint sensor of Taiwanese company to the next strategic smartphone Galaxy S9. Furthermore, following the alleged change in the company’s supply chain, the current fingerprint scanner supplier who’s been providing modules for devices like the Galaxy S8 might be in danger of losing its business.
Meanwhile, the new supplier from Taiwan is reportedly expected to significantly improve its operations for obvious reasons, namely the fact that Samsung sells tens of millions of devices bearing the ‘Galaxy S’ moniker every year and will be looking for a lot of components.
Recent rumors indicate that the Galaxy S9 will have a more conventional approach and sport a fingerprint scanner on its back panel. However, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S8 whose fingerprint sensor resides a bit too close to the camera module for some people’s liking, the Galaxy S9 would reportedly relocate the sensor to the middle of the back panel at a fair distance from the camera lens.
As to the possible features of the phone, some sources claim the Galaxy S9 lineup will boast a dual-camera setup in keeping with the latest trends, in addition to supposedly having support for a Face-ID like tool that will build on Samsung’s mobile iris scanner and facial recognition solutions.
Recent rumors also had it that the Galaxy S9 flagship series will feature a thinner bottom bezel and Samsung’s Infinity Display panel with an aspect ratio of 18.5:9, as well as a QHD+ resolution. Additionally, the Galaxy S9 is said to include a 5.8-inch display, while the Galaxy S9 Plus will supposedly have a 6.2-inch screen.
The Galaxy S9, meanwhile, will have a regular rear-facing fingerprint sensor but positioned in a better location. Samsung is reportedly planning to kick off mass production of the Galaxy S9 series at some point in December, according to rumors that emerged earlier this month.
The company’s upcoming premium device is expected to be unveiled in the first half of 2018, with some rumors suggesting that Samsung may plan an earlier-than-usual release in order to challenge Apple’s latest top-tier device.