The in-display fingerprint senors are clearly going to be one of the trends of 2018. Major players on the mobile scene have yet to adopt it, but at this point, we’re pretty sure it’s a matter of time more than anything else. Things are lot more dynamic with Chinese OEMs who typically have shorter development cycles and less regulation and certification involved, so it’s hardly any surprise that Xiaomi is already jumping on the bandwagon. The company’s eagerly-anticipated Mi 7 flagship could have actually been delayed in order to adopt the new technology. Evidence of this was recently…
Xiaomi unveiled the Mi MIX 2S this week, but it did not feature an in-display fingerprint sensor as rumored earlier. Xiaomi smartphone code-named dipper surfaced in benchmarks with Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM and Android 8.0, which is rumored to be Mi 7. According to the source code, the Mi 7 might not come with a fingerprint sensor, however Xiaomi is testing an in-display fingerprint scanner on dipperold, which could be the Mi 7 Plus. Dipperold’s firmware reveals two fingerprint sensors are sourced from Synaptics and Goodix. The name goodix_fod could be “fingerprint on display”. The source code also classes with the name “Gxzw” with strings referencing both of the fingerprint scanners mentioned in dipperold’s firmware. The Xiaomi Mi 7 Plus is code-named ursa, which might come with an OLED display with a notch, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and a 4,000 mAh battery. Even though it is not confirmed that the device will be called the Mi 7 Plus, it is confirmed that Xiaomi is testing an in-display fingerprint sensor for its next flagship. Source
If you’ve been keeping up with Xiaomi and in-display fingerprint tech lately, then you probably heard a lot of rumors regarding the Mi Mix 2s. Since that particular flagship was announced yesterday that obviously didn’t come to pass. However, this development doesn’t mean the Chinese manufacturer entirely gave up on the technology. The primary suspect to pioneer the new reader within Xiaomi’s ranks now seems to be the the Mi 7. As per industry chatter, the flagship was delayed, potentially to accommodate the new tech. Some fine investigative work from the guys over at XDA seems to further…
Apart from the P20 series, Huawei has also announced the Porsche Design Mate RS. Huawei has a tradition of bringing the Porsche Design variant for every flagship it launched. The Porsche Design Mate RS comes with 6-inches OLED FullView display, is powered by the Kirin 970 with 6GB RAM and up to 512GB storage. The Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS features triple rear camera powered by Leica; the main 40MP sensor is RGB, that comes with f/1.8 aperture, 20MP Monochrome sensor with f/1.6 aperture, and finally an 8MP Telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera module comes with PDAF, CAF, Laser + Depth autofocus, 5x Hybrid Zoom, HUAWEI AIS (HUAWEI AI Image Stabilisation), Master AI, 960 fps super slow motion video recording, and ability to record 4K videos. On the front, it has a 24MP selfie shooter. It comes with an under display fingerprint reader, you can hover your finger over it to wake the phone and touch the screen to unlock it. It also has another fingerprint sensor on the back. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 on top. Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS Specifications: 6.0-inch (2880 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ 18:9 OLED display with 538 ppi, 83.93% Screen-to-body ratio, 90000:1 contrast ratio Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 …
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The Samsung Galaxy S9 made a notable change to its fingerprint reader placement compared to last year’s Galaxy flagships, and now a new report says that the Galaxy Note 9 will make another big fingerprint reader change.
Samsung is “seriously considering” adding an in-display fingerprint sensor to the Galaxy Note 9. That’s according to sources speaking to The Korea Herald, who say that Samsung Display has three or four options for an in-display fingerprint sensor and that both it and Samsung Electronics are “seriously considering one of the solutions.”
Today’s report also says that Samsung is expected to make a final decision this month on whether or not it’ll put an in-display fingerprint sensor into the Note 9.
We’ve heard rumors of Apple, Samsung, and other companies being interested in using an in-display fingerprint sensor on their devices, but so far Vivo is the only company that’s actually launched such a device. An in-display fingerprint sensor is an attractive feature because it helps to give your device a cleaner design and also puts the sensor in a pretty natural place, but we’ll have to wait and see if Samsung is happy enough with the actual implementation of this feature to actually put it in a flagship phone.
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Under the display fingerprint sensors are slowly becoming a thing and we are hearing reports that Samsung might include it in the upcoming Note9. This year we have already seen Vivo X20 Plus UD and X21 UD smartphones with the in-display sensor and it is just a start. Today we are hearing reports that Huawei might be going this route and it is said to sport an under-display fingerprint scanner. Huawei is said to be choosing the Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint solution which might make the new Mate 11 ( or Mate 20) flagship the first smartphone to ship with that particular sensor built-in. The Huawei Mate flagship s scheduled to launch in late Q3 or early Q4 (so September or October). Qualcomm, in order to build its ultrasonic sensor, is said to have partnered with Taiwan-based GIS and China’s O-film Tech, both specializing in offering touchscreen solutions. While it is three-time costlier than the traditional counterparts, but is also 0.44mm thick and works through “up to 800-micron cover glass”, compared to only 200-300 microns of glass thickness for ‘normal’ capacitive scanners. The sensor will also work when your fingers are wet or greasy. Huawei isn’t the only company looking towards under-display fingerprint sensors, others brands are also apparently decided to build …
Last we heard, KGI’s research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the Samsung Galaxy Note9 will not come with a fingerprint reader under its display. Yet now a new report from Samsung’s home country of South Korea is claiming otherwise. The Korea Herald says the tech giant is likely to go for an in-display fingerprint sensor on this year’s Galaxy Note series smartphone. “Samsung Display has prepared three or four solutions for Samsung Electronics to embed the fingerprint sensor inside of the main display, and both are seriously considering one of the solutions,” the media cites one of its…
In-display fingerprint sensors, along with notches and bezels, are all the rage these days. We’ve been hearing a lot of stories about when Samsung will implement this long-awaited technology on its phones lately, but according to The Korea Herald, the company’s very next flagship, the Galaxy Note9, will sport one.
The Korea Herald‘s sources say, “Samsung Display has prepared three or four solutions for Samsung Electronics to embed the fingerprint sensor inside of the main display, and both are seriously considering one of the solutions,” meaning that Samsung is very close to finalizing a solution. They went on to say, “The delay in deciding on the final concept for the Note 9 is due to the work in adopting the in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy Note9 may get an in-display fingerprint sensor after all was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
In-display fingerprint technology though took sometime are finally making their way. Vivo was the first one to introduce and it looks like Samsung might be finally bringing their flagship Galaxy Note9 with an in-display fingerprint sensor and there are reports that say Samsung will take a call on the same by the end of this month. Though there were conflicting reports about the company bringing an in-display fingerprint sensor, the latest report from the Korea Herald claims that Samsung is going to make a final decision on the in-display fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy Note9 soon. Furthermore, Samsung Display, the division which supplies panels for Samsung devices has said to have prepared three or four solutions to integrate a fingerprint sensor into the display. The report says that both the Samsung display and Samsung Electronics are really considering the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note9. However, the company isn’t decided and is expected to take the call by the end of this month. Some say that Samsung will introduce the in-display fingerprint sensor in order to differentiate its smartphones from the lot. While there are reports that Samsung will skip the technology for this year and push it to …