Samsung's Galaxy S9 will reportedly include stereo speakers and 3D emoji

Samsung's Galaxy S9 will reportedly include stereo speakers and 3D emoji

Samsung's Galaxy S9 will reportedly include stereo speakers and 3D emoji

It's no secret that Samsung has been working for years to bring the optical fingerprint reader to its flagship smartphones.

The report notes that, while a pilot production run is likely to take place early next year, the Galaxy Note 9 likely will make its official debut in early to mid-August next year. This would mean that the S9 will be cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8 was upon its release. ETNews also claims that Samsung's implementation of animated emoji will be an "improved version" of Apple's own Animoji, but it doesn't offer any additional details on that front.

The rumours about the Note 9 being the first Samsung device to have the new fingerprint scanner are mainly down to patents that revealed themselves a few days ago (via Trusted Reviews). The feature won't appear on the upcoming Galaxy S9 either. Instead of on-screen, Samsung has chose to put a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device which will be similar to the one on Galaxy S8. The speculation was short-lived, though, as we have known since November that the phone will not have an in-display fingerprint sensor. Sources told The Bell that Samsung would start making Note 9's display panels in June. Vivo uses Synaptics' Clear ID FS9500 solution in its phone. The South Korean mega-corporation prides itself on innovation, but has also been slapped with lawsuits in the past for too closely copying Apple's iPhone features and design. The company still hasn't selected a particular supplier, but is said to be in the process of continuing research and development. They have been redesigned by Samsung but do correlate to the ones in the standard.

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Samsung has partnered with multiple sensor partners and is still looking for a reliable user experience. This method has high accuracy and presents no durability issues.

The company partnered with a number of sensor providers two years ago for the required components, but various technical difficulties prevented Samsung from using them in its flagship handsets.

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