Samsung still wants an in-screen fingerprint scanner even if it’s not on the Galaxy S9


Samsung has long been rumored to be working on an in-screen fingerprint scanner and a recently published patent suggests it’s not given up on the idea.

Filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and spotted by TechTastic, the patent shows a handset with a fingerprint scanner built into the display, just above the bottom bezel.

The screen would digitally indicate where you have to place your finger in order to unlock it, which sounds similar to the solution used by the Vivo X20 Plus UD. As well as visual indications, the scanner could also potentially vibrate when touched.

This could be how you unlock future Samsung handsets. Credit: WIPO

A Note-able upgrade

We’re not expecting to see this used on the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, since both handsets have been extensively leaked and seem to still have a scanner on the back, but we may see it on a future handset, perhaps even the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which has been previously rumored to get just such a feature.

Patents don’t always get used, but it makes sense for Samsung to keep working on this, since a rear-facing scanner is an inelegant solution and there’s no room for one below the screen without increasing the size of the bezel.

This article was sourced fromTechRadar

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