Rumors of Samsung's in-display fingerprint sensor for the 2018 "Galaxy" have been whispers until now. Sure, we've heard that Samsung is already accepting optical fingerprint samples from companies, including its own Samsung LSI division, but that's about all we've heard.
As for when Samsung intends to debut the in-display fingerprint sensor, rumors continue to pound the fact that it won't arrive in time for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Spring 2018 but that the new fingerprint sensor may arrive in time for the Galaxy Note 9. The in-display sensor may be one of the Galaxy Note 9's highlight features. Samsung will probably bring the dual camera setup of the Galaxy Note 8 over to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, so there's that.
The goal of an in-display fingerprint sensor is to extend the screen on a device whereby OEMs can remove back-mounted fingerprint sensors and make room for additional hardware as technology continues moving at the speed of light. In Samsung's case, removing its back-mounted fingerprint sensor from the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is rather impossible at this point - if the rumors about
For now, the in-display fingerprint sensor patent is promising. It shows that Samsung is planning to implement it into upcoming "Galaxies." As for when, we don't have an answer just yet - but we have an idea that leaks for the feature aren't too far off.