Galaxy Note 9 Will Have A Finger Print Sensor On Its Display, Instead of a Button: Report

Apple and Samsung tried and failed integrating an under-display fingerprint sensor in their recent smartphones. We still have a weird fingerprint sensor on the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone X does not include it at all, relying on a new Face ID system,

Next year, however, 2018 flagship phones will get an under-display fingerprint sensor for Samsung. Apple though is facing problems in finding the technology for its hard to sync it with its face ID implementation on the iPhone X.

Ming-Chi Kuo, of KGI Securities, claims that Samsung’s next Note flagship will include “under-display optical fingerprint” technology. Three companies are willing to be the supplier to Samsung. BeyondEyes and Samsung LSI have already reported having ties. Egis is another willful company. They are currently suppliers of fingerprint sensors for Samsung’s phones.

After slowly ditching bezels this would be the ideal solution if manufacturers get rid of the obligation of separate fingerprint sensors for authentication. It’s not new in the market though as in last May, LG developed a fingerprint sensor that sits under the display and this year at MWC Shanghai, Vivo unveiled the first smartphone with an under-display fingerprint sensor based on the technology developed by Qualcomm.

So the stuff is already there, it’s just the matter of time and the right smartphone as the bigger companies come on the boat. It will be interesting to see if Google starts working on the same thing now that Pixel 2 and PIxel XL 2 are out on the market. 

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 is Finally Here And It Looks As Impressive As Ever

Last year launched Galaxy Note 7 had a reputation for all the wrong reasons, the phone was recalled back because of explosions in the battery. While most mobile industry pundit’s said that the company may kill off the series, Samsung announced that the phone will not be dead and after almost countless leaks, Note8 is ready for general public.

Samsung, at a media event in New York on Wednesday, unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, its large screen gadget inline for competing with the upcoming iPhone 8 and Google Pixel phones. It comes in Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey, and Deep Sea Blue colors and will be available for pre-orders on Thursday. In the US, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 base variant is priced between $930 (roughly Rs. 59,500) on AT&T and $960 on (roughly Rs. 61,500) on Verizon.

Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy Note 8

Note 8 has a 6.3-inch QuadHD+ AMOLED Infinity Display of 1440×2960 resolution, and the phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. It packs 64GB of internal storage and whopping 6GB of RAM. It has Bluetooth 5.0 and LTE Cat 16 for connectivity.

For photography, it has dual 12-megapixel cameras with optical image stabilization (OIS) on both the f/1.7 wide-angle lens and the f/2.4 telephoto lenses with 2x optical zoom. A f/1.7 8-megapixel camera is on the front for selfies.

It has 3300mAh battery and it runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat. IP68 water and dust resistances, and support for wireless charging are also included along with support for NFC and MST for Samsung Pay and a USB Type-C port.

Galaxy Note 8, whose predecessor Note 7 did cost the company about $5.3 billion (roughly Rs. 35,433 crores) for blasting batteries, has to carry the burden of re-establishing the brand value for Samsung and wrestle with the top smartphones in the market, it will be interesting to see how it goes for south Korean smartphone giant.

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Galaxy Note 8 Got Leaked (Again), Will Come With 8GB RAM and 256GB Storage

We have seen leaked specifications, we have seen leaked photos and we have even seen leaked videos, it will be interesting to see if Samsung has a surprise left to talk about on the official launch of the phone. The company will unveil its new flagship Galaxy Note 8 on Wednesday after a long series of leaks. Some new leaked images show that Galaxy Note 8’s 256GB storage variant will include few premium gifts for its home country.

Dutch website Techtastic had published a report that confirmed the presence of the 256GB storage variant and suggested that the customers will get the choice of either getting a free AKG Bluetooth speaker or Nemonic printer with the handset when they preorder the phone, as reported GSMArena.

Samsung is also offering coupons of KRW 100,000 (roughly Rs. 5,650) accessories that can be used to get a Gear VR for the 64GB storage smartphone. 256GB variant might be launched exclusively for now in South Korea while 128GB version should be available everywhere.

As we already know from leaks, the phone is to sport a 6.3-inch QHD (1440×2960 pixels) Infinity Display with the aspect ratio of 18.5:9, which is the same as new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Th phone will be powered by Exynos 8895 SoC globally but will come with a Snapdragon 835 in the US. As did the the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. It will include a dual camera setup with two 12-megapixel sensors. The primary wide-angle lens f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel autofocus, the secondary telephoto one is f/2.4 aperture, both with OIS.

6GB of RAM will elevate the phone over the competition, there will be an emperor edition of the phone too, which will have a totally overkill 8GB of RAM. The phone’s dimensions will be 162.5×74.6×8.5mm and it will have a 3300mAh battery with wireless charging as well.

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