Well, one of the most appreciated analyst, who provided accurate information about Apple’s and Samsung’s products in the past, Ming-Chi Kuo has come up with an interesting theory about Galaxy S9.
He thinks that since Apple didn’t embed a fingerprint scanner into iPhone 8’s display, Samsung won’t feel any pressure to install a similar scanner on the Galaxy S9 and would keep the technology for Galaxy Note 9, which theoretically will be launched next summer.
He thinks that Samsung won’t risk investing on the technology too soon since its position as the sole OLED supplier for the iPhones gives it the advantage of knowing what Apple is preparing in advance. So if Apple would decide to install an in-display fingerprint scanner on the iPhones in 2018, than Samsung would install the same feature on Galaxy Note 9.
The logic is solid, but we might have to keep in mind that the rules of the game might change if Qualcomm and Vivo, who demoed their in-display fingerprint scanner and MWC Shanghai 2017, might actually bring their own solution on Vivo Xplay 7 as some recent rumors suggested.