Designer Martin Hajek has posted a series of images to visualize what the Galaxy S9 would look like had Samsung given it a notched display. The site gives details about the upcoming firmware updates for Samsung smartphones. As 9to5Google reports, Kuo says the feature "currently suffers from issues with screen protectors and various different environments affecting the success rate of the under-display fingerprint reader". Kuo remains optimistic about the technology, though. Samsung is said to have already tested ultrasonic and optical solutions, but neither have met the company's standards.
It is worth mentioning that the company has recently launched Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in India. Following a long Samsung tradition, the display showcases brightness and colorfulness, with a resolution of 1080×2220 slightly lower than those on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. It already learned that lesson and mobile division chief DJ Koh himself hinted that the company will take a "when it's ready" approach to new products and features.
While there are several new features introduced in the S9 smartphones, it's not all about what's now. The manufacturer may reserve it for their flagship model Galaxy S10 set for launch in the first half of 2019.
It is the first time in six years that Samsung lost its status as the No. 1 player on the subcontinent. The Galaxy S9's fingerprint scanner is also located in a more natural location (underneath the camera) when compared to previous versions. The one feature that could set it apart, however, might still not be ready, according to the famed Ming-chi Kuo. Apple says Face ID is far more secure than the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The device can show at 240 fps in 1080p and at 60 fps in 4K mode (previously only available in Apple iPhone X).