Note 9 won't have in-display finger scanner, but the Galaxy S10 might

Well, it was too good to be true. The in-display finger scanner of the Galaxy Note 9, that is, as rumors that Samsung won’t be ready to produce those in mass quantities for the S9, but may be for the Note 9, are quickly getting deflated.

Korean media is reporting today that the Note 9 will come with the good ol’ rear-mounted finger scanner, probably just the one you are seeing on the latest Galaxy S9 renders. Yes, it is apparently still working with a variety of suppliers, as well as the technology’s creators from Synaptics, to introduce a fingerprint …


The in-display fingerprint scanner on the Vivo X20 Plus UD won't work with certain screen protectors

Earlier this month at CES, Vivo showed off its new in-display fingerprint scanner. Important details were not divulged at the time, such as the name of the phone and when it would be made available. That information was released this morning by Vivo, and we can tell you that the in-screen display will be found on the new Vivo X20 Plus UD. The information disseminated today by the manufacturer includes specs, pricing, and the date when Vivo will start accepting pre-orders. 

If you plan on purchasing the Vivo X20 Plus UD when it hits the Chinese marketplace on February 1st, there is …

The first phone with in-display finger scanner, Vivo X20 Plus UD, gets a price and release date

Vivo previewed for us the world’s first phone with in-display finger scanner at the CES expo in Las Vegas earlier this month, but never named the device, and didn’t disclose important details like its price or release date.

Well, today is the day when the company right those wrongs, and announced the full scoop on the Vivo X20 Plus UD – yes, it’s a mouthful, but we would expect nothing less from a phone that stands out in one particular aspect among its equals. Needless to say, the phone is very similar to the already announced X20 Plus, while the …

Samsung patents in-display finger scanner, but may save it for the Note 9

The “will they, won’t they” saga with the notorious case of the disappearing in-display fingerprint reader seems poised to continue, as Samsung has recently been granted a patent for such a contraption, building on the notch-y scanner patent we saw not long ago. Not that we will see the under-glass thingy in time for the Galaxy S9, as Samsung’s marketing manager is on record tweeting that the “tech probably won’t be ready for retail by then.” 

That could leave it for the Galaxy Note 9, but in any case it is a device with Infinity Display …

Sharp Aquos S2 leak alleges bezel-less 4K panel, and in-display finger scanner

Sharp may soon be announcing a few “bezel-less” handsets of its own, judging from two sketchy renders that appeared not long ago, and now another purported leak is making its way over at the Chinese blogosphere, which is not exactly known for credibility. Still, Sharp has been a pioneer of the whole ” bezel-less” trend, having phones with very high screen-to-body ratio before it was cool, so it’s not hard to fathom that the Japanese could simply capitalize on their already significant experience in the realm of all-screen phones.
The eventual new Sharp phones …