In a new note issued by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo over the weekend, the analyst claims that Apple has ditched its plans of embedding a fingerprint scanner into the iPhone 8’s display.
There have been a lot of contradictory rumors on whether Apple would be shipping the iPhone 8 with a fingerprint scanner embedded into its display or not. While Apple was seemingly working hard enough on getting the technology ready in time, it has had to cancel its plans due to yield and supply issues.
So far, it is still unclear if Apple will ship the iPhone 8 with Touch ID scanner at all or not. However, It has been all but confirmed that the iPhone 8 will ship with facial recognition technology. It is possible that Apple will push Face ID as a Touch ID alternative this year.
In this regard, Apple is in a similar boat as Samsung which also tried to ship the Galaxy S8 with a fingerprint scanner embedded into its display but could not do so. Rumors then suggested that the company tried to finish the tech in time for the Galaxy Note 8 launch but even that turned out to be impossible.
Now, Kuo believes that the first device from Samsung to ship with a fingerprint scanner embedded into its display will be the Galaxy Note 9. It was initially believed that the Galaxy S9 would be the first device from Samsung to ship with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Kuo, however, states that an upgraded iris scanner and a dual-camera setup at the rear would be big enough selling points for the Galaxy S9 alone and Samsung has no reasons to rush with the technology.
Are you bummed that the iPhone 8 is not going to come with an in-display fingerprint scanner?