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Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone may include a new display technology intended to make the device thinner and lighter, but the technology may have a second underlying purpose: to make it easier for Samsung to implement in-display fingerprint scanners.
If true, Samsung could be testing the technology on the Galaxy S9 before introducing an in-display fingerprint sensor on a future smartphone.
Samsung may now feel pressure to release its long-rumored feature after a small Chinese competitor announced a device with an in-display fingerprint sensor, which will soon release to market.

Though Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 smartphone isn’t expected to have a fingerprint scanner embedded in its display, Samsung’s device may include a precursor technology for the feature.

Recent reports suggest the Galaxy S9 may include a new display technology, which allows the device’s touchscreen sensors to be placed directly on the flexible portion of its display. The technology is called a “Y-OCTA display” or “Youm On-Cell Touch AMOLED.”

While details indicate the main purpose of the technology is to help decrease the thickness and weight of smartphones, it may also be connected to how in-display fingerprint scanners work on Samsung devices. Android Community noted that smartphones, including the Galaxy S8 …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

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