It has been rumored for a couple of years now that Samsung is going to put an optical fingerprint sensor in its flagship handset. It’s an in-display sensor that’s capable of reading a fingerprint right off of the surface of the display. We have heard rumors about optical fingerprint recognition on the Galaxy S9 as well but a new report claims that Samsung has decided against it.

If the latest report out of South Korea is to be believed, the Galaxy S9 is not going to have an optical fingerprint sensor. The sensor won’t be placed in the device’s display.

Even though some rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S9 may not have a fingerprint sensor altogether, today’s report claims that it’s likely going to be placed at the back like it is on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.

It’s also being said that Samsung has finalized the hardware specifications of the Galaxy S9 and that it’s going to start mass production of the device in December this year.

Once again, we’ll hear rumors that the next Samsung flagship handset is going to be released ahead of schedule. We hear these rumors every year but whether or not it’s actually going to happen is a different matter entirely.

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