As we have told you countless times before, rumors for a virtual, under-the-display fingerprint sensor for Samsung's flagship gadgets are floating around on the rumor mill since before the Galaxy S8.

While big tech names like Samsung and Vivo are still struggling with this technology, a comparatively smaller name than Apple or Samsung but China's major smartphone maker, has done the unimaginable by launching world's first in-screen fingerprint sensor phone called Vivo X20 Plus UD.

The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be launched in August and considering the design of the Galaxy S9 didn't change too much from its predecessor, it's unlikely the Note 9 will differ too greatly from the Note 8.


The Galaxy Note 9 may be ready with the under-display optical fingerprint sensor or it may not. Only few weeks ago, we saw a report from Mobile Syrup that said that Samsung could place the sensor at the rear of the phone, right below the camera module. Instead, both of them come with a traditional fingerprint scanner on their back below the camera module.

The report reveals that the feature malfunctions when screen protectors are involved, or when the phone is placed in certain environments. Note 9 will copy this feature.

It's a tantalising prospect but we're going to have to wait and see whether Samsung's engineers can get the technology perfected in time. A 3,905 mAh battery with fast charging keeps the lights on. The 30th of March 2018 is the marked date by Samsung for pushing the update which will allow the Note 8 users to update their devices from Nougat to Oreo.


Starting at now, Samsung Turkey has uncovered arranged dispatch dates of Android Oreo to Galaxy Note 8 and some other premium models already launched. Unfortunately, Samsung probably isn't jumping on that bandwagon just yet.

The Galaxy S8 received a price cut of RM200 shortly after a month of its sales launch past year, while this doesn't happen at retail stores, do expect retailers over at Lazada and 11street to undercut each other by lowering the prices of the Galaxy S9 or offering better free gifts.


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