Galaxy S9 available in S. Korea for preorder buyers

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This is according to a new report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has backtracked on his earlier position and is now claiming Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone probably won't have an under-the-display fingerprint scanner.

In typical Samsung fashion, we are going to expect the Galaxy Note 9 to be unveiled in the next 4-5 months, and as we mentioned in Reason #5, the Galaxy S9 could receive a price cut to make way for the next Galaxy Note, and the latter is usually packed with better hardware and features than the S9.

Back in August 2017, KGI Securities released a similar report about the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. Samsung is said to have already tested ultrasonic and optical solutions, but neither have met the company's standards. He believes the in-display fingerprint sensor is necessary for full-screen smartphone designs. Samsung's mobile business chief DJ Koh recently told media that the company would no longer rush things to be the first to market. Should they spend a fortune for a Galaxy S9 or look for a discounted Galaxy S8 instead?

That might come as a surprise, considering how Vivo and Synaptics are already singing praises about the latter's in-display fingerprint scanner. The Vivo X20 Plus UD sports a 6.4-inch OLED display with slim bezels at the top and bottom.

In all honesty, the camera on the S9 is quite good, but considering we have tested the Google Pixel 2 extensively, Samsung's new offering is not as good.

System S7 and S7 Edge will get the Oreo update on April 13, trailed by Galaxy Tab S3 on May 24 and after that the mid-go cell phone A7 (2018) on 25th of May. Security is the biggest question mark on this nascent technology and is also one of the Samsung's biggest concerns as it positions its phones as something that can be used in highly sensitive cases, like governments and military.

Lots of smartphone owners have opted to stick with their existing smartphone rather than buy the new breed of insanely expensive flagships such as the iPhone X. Apple says Face ID is far more secure than the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.

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