Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd following the disappointing Note 7 last year. The upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to come with impressive features and some design changes. The next generation Galaxy Note will serve as Samsung’s strategic plan to take on the upcoming premium iPhone 8 and help the company recover its damaged reputation after the Note 7 fiasco.
While we now have less than two weeks to until the launch of the Note 8, rumors about the Galaxy Note 9 have started to make their way into the internet. Most rumors claim that the Note 9 will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, making it the first Samsung-branded phone to feature the new high-end security measure.
In reality, the recently-launched Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus were previously rumored to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. However, it was nowhere to be found at launch back in April. Instead, the South Korean firm decided to place the fingerprint scanner to the back of the device, which was met with a lot of controversy.
Samsung’s main rival, Apple is believed to go with an in-display fingerprint scanner for the premium iPhone 8 this year. Rumors say that the Cupertino Company is having to deal with manufacturing issues that may force Apple to stick with a traditional fingerprint sensor on its new iPhone this year.
According to the latest sources, the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will come a lot of improvements over the current Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus like a brand new design, an improved iris scanner, a dual-camera system, and much more.
Some reports say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner being supplied by Egis. This comes as a surprise, as Samsung has been sourcing the fingerprint scanners from Synaptics, a US-based company. The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to make its debut in September in 2018.
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