Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Samsung has released an update for Galaxy

Samsung has released an update for Galaxy

Over the last few weeks, a possible under-display fingerprint sensor in Galaxy Note 9 has become a much talked about point on the internet but a new report by KGI Securities has dampened the spirits of many.

Next up, Samsung Canada vaguely promises Oreo "support" for the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, A5 and Tab S3 in "Spring/Summer 2018", followed by the Galaxy Xcover 4, Galaxy A8, J3 Prime, Tab A8, Tab Active 2 and Tab A 10.1 "later in 2018". The report notes that Samsung may not include the under-display fingerprint scanner despite all the rage during the Mobile World Congress and Consumer Electronics Show this year.

Both Apple and Samsung have been trying to embed an under-display fingerprint scanner into their smartphones.


Thanks to a post on Samsung Turkey's status page, we have somewhat clear indications on when the 2017 Galaxy models (and some 2016 models) will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo update. That probably means you should not expect something new from the Galaxy Note 9, which is likely to launch in the second half of the year.

These issues relate to problems with screen protectors and different environments affecting recognition rates and energy consumed.

Kuo is still pretty positive that Samsung will eventually break through its roadblocks and lead the way when it comes to incorporating fingerprint sensors underneath OLED panels.

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