Samsung phone burst into flames, company blames third party battery

[Video] Samsung phone explodes in a man's pocket

[Video] Samsung phone explodes in a man's pocket

As per a Business Insider report citing the information from the reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, Samsung will embed an optical fingerprint scanner under the screen of the upcoming flagship phablet.

Although I can not wait to have the under display fingerprint sensor I would much prefer the facial recognition technology if it was reliable and robust. Apple supposedly has as well, but it seems that Cupertino has made a decision to cut its losses and head in an entirely different direction. At least not yet. The South Korean original equipment manufacturer reportedly still hasn't decided on the supplier that would provide it with the components necessary for implementing an on-screen fingerprint recognition scanner into a smartphone, with recent reports indicating that the company is still considering three major firms. Eventually, Samsung was forced to discontinue the Note 7, resulting in an arguably unprecedented tech PR crisis that, by some estimates, cost the company well over $3 billion in revenue. Another candidate is supposedly EGIS, who already supplies conventional fingerprint sensors to Samsung.

SamMobile earlier reported on Kuo's comments. Synaptics was one of those reported to be developing an under-display fingerprint scanner specifically for this objective. The technology basically relies on OLED panel in order to secure the sensor while just not only by allocating its usage but also supporting it with a light source at the same time.

At best it will be ready for late next year, the Galaxy Note 9 which seems a long wait.

If the development of the 3D sensing technology improves enough many manufacturers will most likely skip the whole under-display fingerprint sensor entirely or use it as a stop-gap until the 3D-sensing is reliable.

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