Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Android smartphone might arrive with a front-facing fingerprint sensor, according to the South Korean tech company’s filed patent. According to Galaxy Club (via GSM Arena), Samsung filed a patent allowing the smartphone manufacturer to feature a fingerprint sensor in a small notch at the bottom of a mobile device’s screen.

Samsung filed the patent at the Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS) back in May. A number of tech enthusiasts and experts are comparing the Galaxy S9’s fingerprint scanner feature to Essential Phone’s top notch, which positioned its front camera system for a continuous display without a capacitive home button as well as thick bezels.

While Samsung is yet to confirm the fingerprint scanner feature for the Galaxy S9, it appears like a reasonable option to an on-screen fingerprint scanner. The tech company may have its display embedded fingerprint scanner technology all set in time to be featured in its 2018 smartphone.

Nonetheless, it will be in the best interest of Samsung to figure out other option to the supposed fingerprint sensor feature on the Galaxy S8 as well as the Note 8. The tech company positioned the fingerprint sensor to the right of the camera system on both smartphones, much to the users’ annoyance, who will often unintentionally tap the camera system instead of the fingerprint scanner. A number of smartphones, such as Google’s Pixel 2 and LG V30, positioned their fingerprint scanners in the center, allowing users to easily locate the sensor.

Specs of the device

The Samsung Galaxy S9 will arrive in two major models, a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch (S9 Plus variant). The mobile devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor and 6GB of RAM. The devices with Snapdragon 845 processor will be available in China and in the U.S., and Samsung’s own Exynos chipset in other territories.

Camera features

The 5.8-inch variant is expected to arrive with a camera capable of capturing 1,000 frames per second, which means the 2018 Samsung smartphone will have the capability to capture high-quality, super-slow-motion videos. The 2018 smartphones will feature QHD+ Super AMOLED curved display and will run on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.

The handsets are also expected to arrive with an enhanced Bixby AI assistant with a dedicated button and a USB-C port. The tech company has yet to announce the official release date and prices of the smartphones.

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