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 …


Patent sketch shows how the under-display fingerprint scanner of the Note 9 might look

We have been hearing time and again that under-the-glass fingerprint scanners are coming to our beloved smartphones very soon. Well, to be exact, the first handset to have this already exists, but it’s stuck to being exclusive to China — it’s the Vivo X20 Plus UD. We are still waiting for the first mainstream devices to bring the tech about in 2018.

Last year, hopeful leaksters said that we might see under-the-glass fingerprint sensors on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, but further reports said that Samsung is still not ready to put the tech on the production line. …

Huawei P20 render surfaces with triple camera setup on back, fingerprint scanner in front

Yesterday, we showed you renders of the Huawei P20 Plus, which displayed the triple camera setup in back along with a front-facing notch. Today, renders of the Huawei P20 have surfaced including a 360 degree video that allows you to see the render from all angles. Once again, we can see the three cameras that adorn the back of the unit. Unlike the P20 Plus, a front-facing fingerprint scanner can be seen. And yes, it appears that a notch will be present on this model, too.

The Huawei P20 will carry a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280. That would give the screen an …

Meizu 15 render appears revealing curved screen, fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup

Earlier this week, we showed you a couple of renders that allegedly show the front and back of the Meizu 15 Plus. The handset features very thin bezels, an 18:9 aspect ratio, and a dual camera setup on back. Below the rear camera is either a 10-LED flash (like the one found on the Meizu Pro 6 Plus) or perhaps a laser auto focus for the snappers on back. The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform or the Exynos 8895 chipset.

Besides the 15 Plus, Meizu is planning on launching a smaller version of the device which carries the moniker of the Meizu 15. A render of the phone …

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 …

Motorola Moto E5 leaks out – the first modern Moto phone with a rear fingerprint scanner

After the Moto E4 and Moto E4 Plus of last year (both
released as attractive cheap smartphones), Lenovo and Motorola Mobility are now
seemingly planning to introduce a Moto E5 family. While official details about
this are currently missing, a render that allegedly shows a Moto E5 was just revealed
by Indian website MySmartPrice.

 

Unlike the Moto E4 and E4 Plus, which – similar to all recent Moto handsets – feature fingerprint scanners embedded on the front, the Moto E5 comes
with a rear fingerprint scanner. The scanner is embedded into the Moto logo,
just below the main camera.

 

In …

Razer Phone users reporting nasty fingerprint scanner, camera, and screen problems

Razer just confirmed that its Razer Phone suffers from a selection of nasty and potentially game-breaking issues that numerous users apparently suffer from.

Apparently, multiple people have had their fingerprint scanners stop working on them. Weirdly enough, certain users also reported that the fingerprint menu disappear from the settings menu – should I imply what a grave security concern that one is? Apparently, a costly factory reset fixed the issue for some users but others were not that lucky.
Another lesser malady that affects some Razer Phones …

HTC U12 render surfaces revealing very thin bezels, no front-facing fingerprint scanner

The HTC U11 was arguably the best flagship phone from HTC in some time. While it didn’t feature the 18:9 aspect ratio and thin bezels that the competition sported, HTC made up for these oversights with the HTC U11+. One small problem though; the HTC U11+ was not widely distributed, and certainly was not available in the U.S. Keeping all of this in mind, you would expect that the HTC 12 will have all of the features that came with the U11+ Besides the thin bezels, that would include an IP68 certification rating and a large capacity battery.

Today, a render has appeared that allegedly shows …

Google looking into reports of slower Pixel 2 XL fingerprint scanner after Android 8.1 update

Some Google Pixel 2 XL users are not happy about what happened to their handset following the update to Android 8.1 earlier this month. According to the Google support forum, several Pixel 2 XL owners found that the fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone is taking longer to unlock their device. For example, one user of the device said that it took “a good second” for the screen to turn on after activating the fingerprint sensor.

Apparently, there is a workaround for the sluggish biometric reader. Turning on the always on feature will allow the fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 2 XL …