Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9

Alonzo Simpson
March 12, 2018

Even though Samsung is doing an impressive job by releasing timely security updates, the Samsung Galaxy S9 still runs on Android 8.0 while Android 8.1 is the latest firmware.

Dactyloscopy in the screen will be the main competitive advantage of Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but it should be recalled that such sensors at this stage of its development simply does not know how to work with protective films and especially glass. The theory got a boost when KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo sent a note around claiming that this was going to happen. Most major smartphone makers, including Samsung, Apple and Huawei saw their sales decline in the three months due to a longer handset-replacement cycle of consumers.

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First spotted by MobileSyrup, the Samsung Members app in Canada was recently updated with a message indicating when its existing hardware would be updated to Oreo. However, it is China's Vivo who has been able to make a phone with in-display fingerprint scanner first. That probably means you should not expect something new from the Galaxy Note 9, which is likely to launch in the second half of the year. This time it's because both the ultrasonic and optical solutions didn't meet Samsung's technical requirements. However, despite the issues, KGI is "positive" on the future of the under-display recognition technology and believes that Samsung will be a pioneer of it in OLED panels.

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