Samsung patents a system to place the fingerprint reader under the screen: a revolutionary Galaxy S9?

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When it has not yet closed 2017, technology manufacturers continue to explore new formulas and experiment with certain innovations to try to surprise next year. This year has left some clear trends in the mobile phone market as the screen design almost without borders or the popularization of dual cameras. But it remained in the inkwell a technology that, due to technical problems, this year has not seen the light: the fingerprint system integrated within the screen itself.

A proposal that both Apple and Samsung tested in recent months but did not come to fruition. Instead, the biometric sensor has been consolidated as a mechanism to access the terminal and make mobile payments, but the American giant, with the iPhone X, has wanted to adopt another idea; facial recognition

But there is still a lot of fabric to be cut while evaluating the features and features that will be part of the next flagship of the South Korean firm, the Galaxy S9, as it is known for the moment in the internet gossip. The device, whose presentation is scheduled for March, promises to include a new unlocking system and, as is obvious, more power compared to its predecessors.

This is clear, however, from a patent registered in April by Samsung in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which describes a system of 12 pressure points on the terminal screen itself. A space destined, suggest the images, to integrate a reader of fingerprints that allows contact with the finger. In addition, being a layer installed under the glass the sensor could reach the entire screen.

It would be, then, a revolutionary technology, although for the moment there is still doubt about it. Too soon? In fact, it is most likely that the forecasts that point to the fingerprint reader will be placed in the terminal at the back, but in the center.

An alternative that, if achieved, would de facto eliminate the physical push button that, in the case of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, has been placed on the back of the device pushed by the new mobile design to cover the front with the screen. This solution, which for now is unknown its result, has also been pursued by Apple, who finally opted for Face ID or facial recognition on their new iPhone X.

For now speculates in dropper with some of the functions of the Galaxy S9, but it is believed that some of its components, such as Exynos 9810 chip, manufactured in a process of 10 nanometers, have already entered the first phase of manufacture. At the moment, it is believed that the design will not suffer variations with respect to the Galaxy S8, betting again to reduce to the minimum expression the frames of the screen.

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