Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 from last year was rumored to ship with an in-display fingerprint reader to save valuable real estate on the front of the device while also providing an easier place to reach the sensor over the position it sits at currently. This obviously didn’t happen, but many Samsung fans had high hopes it would come with the Galaxy Note 9 this year. Unfortunately, according to a new report, it doesn’t look that way.
Via 9to5Google, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Samsung will once again skip the embedded fingerprint reader in the Galaxy Note 9 due to “technological difficulties.” Kuo notes during testing, Samsung has had problems in various environments and with screen protectors on top the display that decrease the sensor’s success rate.
When in-display fingerprint readers will make their way to the masses is anyone’s guess. We’re starting to see the technology pop up in more phones (especially overseas), but as far as anyone local, we’ll have to be patient.