As per an analyst at KGI Securities, Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung is nearly ready to commercialize the biometric technology. One of those is Synaptics, but Kuo thinks they may be a dark horse since they are Apple's supplier and they use a different technology that what Samsung probably prefers. The reason for the delay is that the sensor may cause display issues. As Apple enthusiasts await the launch of #iPhone X, estimates indicate that the handset's facial recognition technology is ahead of all of its rivals by over two and a half years. The latter may still have a rear fingerprint sensor because the South Korean tech giant won't be ready by the time of launch yet. Being able to light up the sensor with the screen of the device and not having to implement an additional lighting solution would allow Samsung to deliver a system that's power-efficient and doesn't degrade the battery performance of existing (Android) flagships. The technology will be displayed in fingerprint scanner of Samsung Note 9 phone next summer. This time around, he's got news about the Galaxy Note 9, which won't debut until some point next August.
What's more interesting is that it will apparently take Samsung quite some time to ideal it, since there is no mention of this technology being attempted for the Galaxy S9. There is some suspicion that Egis may have a shot as well since they are now supplying the standard fingerprint sensors Samsung is using in their devices, although it is unclear whether they have any display-based technology to offer.
Samsung's upcoming under-display sensor would put an end to the controversial sensor on current Samsung Galaxy smartphones.