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Samsung may return the fingerprint scanner to the front with the Galaxy S9

28 days ago   |   By TechRadar

For the most part the Samsung Galaxy S8 is an improvement on the Samsung Galaxy S7 , but moving the fingerprint scanner to the back was arguably a change for the worse. However, a patent suggests it's one Samsung's looking to remedy for the Galaxy S9. Found by GalaxyClub , a Samsung patent application shows a fingerprint scanner built into a little notch at the bottom of the screen, a lot like the notch on the Essential Phone or to a lesser extent the iPhone X , but at the bottom rather than the top, and housing a scanner rather than a camera. This would allow Samsung to continue offering...
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Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ rumor review: Specs, design, features, price and release date

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ rumor review: Specs, design, features, price and release date

28 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

We know, it's rather hard to realize that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are already six months old - unleashed onto the world on April 21, 2017, these two still look as forward-thinking and futuristic as it gets. Yet, all kings and queens have to relinquish their thrones, which will happen to the Galaxy S8/S8+ in a few months' time as well.
The newcomers? Well, it doesn't take a genius to know that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are about to supersede Samsung's current flagship stock, and given our general impression with Samsung's current flagships, ...
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Patent hints at Samsung Galaxy S9 having a display notch with an embedded fingerprint sensor

Patent hints at Samsung Galaxy S9 having a display notch with an embedded fingerprint sensor

28 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

A new patent application has just popped up, revealing a rather saucy and intriguing tidbit of info pertaining to the Galaxy S9 and S9+.
According to it, Samsung could be entertaining the idea of taking a page of Apple's and Essential's books and toying around with a bottom-placed display notch, which would be used to house an front-facing fingerprint sensor. That way, it would be placed way more conveniently than the awkward sensor on the Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8, which requires you to really stretch out those index fingers of yours.
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