There have been rumors that smartphone makers are trying to transition into creating phones where fingerprint scanners are built into the display of the phone itself, as opposed to existing outside of the phone, and that is apparently a feature that will be coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

This is according to a note to investors by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who claims that this feature will make an appearance in the Note 9 which is largely expected to be launched next year. Such a feature has been rumored about for a while now and was supposed to make an appearance in the Galaxy S8/S8+ and the Note 8, but apparently Samsung has not been able to get it to work.

The note also suggests that Samsung will be switching suppliers from Synaptics to Egis, and that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will not be getting the feature either, although we’re not sure why Samsung has to wait so long before introducing the feature. It seems that getting the feature to work is proving to be harder than we thought because a recent report has suggested that even Apple has given up on their plans for the iPhone 8.

We’re not sure if there are plans to keep trying for next year’s iPhone, but it looks like neither the Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone 8 will sport embedded scanners this year.

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