The Apple iPhone X took a lot of people by Surprise and while Samsung won’t have the answer for it this year, they are prepared to take on the iPhone X next year with their Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
According to KGI Securities, Samsung is ready to step up their game with the Note 9 next year by fitting the fingerprint sensor underneath the display. It is believed that Samsung fully intended to offer that this year on the Note 8 but decided to ditch it in the end so that the device won’t be delayed.
There were also talks about Apple thinking about doing it but like Samsung, they had to scrape that idea at the end of the day. If Samsung does manage to get it ready for their Note 9, they would be showing Apple who is the boss next year.
The embedded fingerprint sensor would be a good tech to counter the facial recognition tech that Apple is bringing to the table this year.