Korean technology company Samsung has evidently been busy, since rumors regarding the Galaxy Note 9 has been leaked. News about the Galaxy Note 9 came very shortly just after the release of the latest flagship phone from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 8, to the surprise of many.
In a report by Trusted Reviews, they have received some information from Ming-Chi Kuo, who happens to be from the KGI Securities, which is the company that assists Samsung with its security features. The Galaxy Note 9 is slated to feature fingerprint scanning capabilities within the glass display, which is something that has not been done before. As of the moment, the feature is called the "under-display optical fingerprint scanner."
Specifically, this feature will allow its users to simply place their finger on the screen, giving them instant access to the phone. If this feature is implemented, then it is safe to assume that Samsung will start to disregard the home button altogether. According to Valuewalk, rival company Apple tried to include the same security feature for their own flagship phones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. However, they were unsuccessful in launching it.
In an analytical review by Know Your Mobile, they stated that it is quite possible that Apple aimed to have both the face recognition feature and the under display optical fingerprint scanner for their phones, but opted to only feature the former rather than the latter. The security feature has been made possible due to the ability of the Galaxy Note 9's AMOLED screen to be utilized as a source of light for the phone's sensor.
Uber Gizmo stated that Samsung was rumored to have disregarded the under-display optical fingerprint scanner feature since Apple released the iPhone 8. At this point, since these are merely speculations and rumors, perhaps it would be wise to take the news rather lightly. It seems that the world has yet to decide on which security feature is the most useful in this day and age.