Although it is a bit too early to be certain about what the Galaxy Note 9 would bring, speculations with respect to this phablet have been on for months. The Galaxy Note 9 is in the news because of the possibility of it using an on-screen fingerprint sensor. If information out of South Korea is anything to go by, then we may not be seeing this feature in the Note 9. Samsung was expected to launch the on-screen fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy Note 8 but none of these expectations materialized due to “technical challenges”.
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Information from Korean media outlet The Bell, suggests that Samsung’s component suppliers have gotten a message from the South Korean tech giant that its upcoming flagship phablet will come with a rear fingerprint sensor like the Galaxy Note 8. The reports also state that the Galaxy Note 9 will touch down in August this year but mass production will commence two months earlier. As of now, it is not clear if Samsung has given up on the development of on-screen fingerprint sensor but the company is currently working on optical fingerprint recognition technology in conjunction with other companies but it is believed that Samsung is at the hub of the development of this technology and will probably introduce it before it goes commercial next year.