The Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9 Plus Preorders Are Disappointing

Isaac Cain
March 10, 2018

While it was beginning to look like Samsung would be adding an in-display fingerprint sensor to the Note 9, a new report by Ming-Chi Kuo says that's probably not happening. Screen protectors and different environments affect the success rate of the technology, forcing Samsung to remove it from the Note 9.

However, as per the latest report, handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A3 (2017) will get the latest Android OS soon. That extra RAM lets the Samsung phone breeze through opening apps from memory, and it's something we saw happen with the Galaxy Note 8 a year ago and other phones that pack more RAM than Apple's iPhones. Rumors have been circulating for nearly a year that the Galaxy Note 9 would feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Lots of smartphone owners have opted to stick with their existing smartphone rather than buy the new breed of insanely expensive flagships such as the iPhone X. According to Samsung's mobile chief DJ Koh, however, it's on the way. What's even better about Microsoft's Galaxy S9 is that it's cheaper than most carrier versions.

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Kuo noted the technology doesn't meet Samsung's standards, at least, not yet. The iPhone X may have gone further in terms of immersive displays by adopting OLED (from Samsung) and eliminating bezels, but Samsung isn't playing the notch game. Additionally, the S9 introduced cool new features such as Dual Aperture and Super Slow-Mo that will no doubt make it to the Note 9 when it launches. Putting the sensor into the display would offer a neat solution to that issue. A smaller smartphone brand, Vivo, was the first to put the technology into one of its smartphones, the Vivo X20 Plus UD, with the help of the sensor maker Synaptics. As of now, the Galaxy S8 has received more than RM600 off its original price since its launch 10 months ago, therefore if you aren't in a rush for a new smartphone, you might want to wait for just that. Instead, both of them come with a traditional fingerprint scanner on their back below the camera module.

Samsung India just launched its flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and the Galaxy S9 in the Indian market earlier this week.

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