However, the delay of the arrival of in-display fingerprint scanners in Samsung smartphones further disrupts the commercialization of the technology.
An in-display fingerprint sensor is among the latest and most talked about technologies that the smartphone manufacturers have to offer in terms of the hardware.
"According to our understanding of the technologies, under-display fingerprint solutions may now have many technical issues (e.g. screen protectors and different environments affecting recognition rates and power-consumption)", states Kuo in a note to AppleInsider. However, he is better known for his notes on products by Apple, not Samsung.
The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are not the only two flagship devices that the company will launch this year as it plans to launch its Galaxy Note series flagship device later in the year for Note series fans. Kuo claimed that the ultrasonic sensor by Qualcomm and the optical solution by Synaptics does not meet the technical requirements of the company. He also claimed that the feature now suffers from problems with screen protectors as well as different environments affecting the success rate of the sensor, which could turn out to be Samsung's reason for removing the technology.
In any case, as AppleInsider reports, despite Samsung's failure to implement in-display fingerprint scanning, Kuo believes the technology is important in enabling full-size displays for mobile devices, a trend that is unlikely to diminish any time soon; and he expects mass market adoption of the technology, though not until 2019.
An embedded fingerprint scanner that reads your prints through the display has been rumored to come to Samsung's Galaxy phones for awhile.