With an overwhelming majority, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has won that vote: it captured over 36% of the vote or the affection of more than 1,800 people.
Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, has said in a note that the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 may come with "under-display optical fingerprint" sensor when it is released in the second half of 2018, according to Business Insider.
Samsung's success as a component supplier is well-known.
Since Samsung has not made any announcement yet, we do not know the reason behind the issue or if Samsung is working on an update right now.
Quite likely true, but one thing which was asserted along the way which might not be so certain, according to these new details, is that this shift may mean manufacturers stop trying to get fingerprint scanners functioning beneath display glass. However, this unique feature could be seen in the upcoming Galaxy Note 9, if reports are anything to go by.
The Galaxy Note 8, launched in August, features a rear mounted fingerprint scanner.
After the iris and facial recognition features, we can expect Samsung to introduce something new and something better.
What's more interesting is that it will apparently take Samsung quite some time to flawless it, since there is no mention of this technology being attempted for the Galaxy S9. Being able to light up the sensor with the screen of the device and not having to implement an additional lighting solution would allow Samsung to deliver a system that's power-efficient and doesn't degrade the battery performance of existing (Android) flagships. Samsung LSI and Egis (the latter of which provides capacitive fingerprint sensors for Samsung) are also in the running.
As reported, Samsung is already receiving samples from 2-4 companies that can supply the necessary hardware to make this implementation work.