The Nokia 9 smartphone might feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Sources have told Nokia Power User that the company might be planning to add the feature to its upcoming flagship smartphones. The report notes that this was the same source who also leaked information about the penta-lens camera.
Currently, Vivo is the only manufacturer to offer a device with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is not yet known when other major manufacturers will adopt the technology. According to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Samsung may not use the tech in its upcoming flagship due to the feature still being in its infancy. He notes that issues like incompatibility with screen protectors, power consumption and more would keep the Korean manufacturer away from adopting the technology.
Coming back to the Nokia 9, the report also notes that the company may be looking to maximise the display area in the upcoming device. As a result, the phone may feature a notch, similar to what most other phones are offering these days. It should also be noted that the Android P Developer preview also comes with support for ‘notched’ displays.
The Nokia 9 is expected to launch around August-September alongside the Nokia 8 Pro. Both devices are expected to come with Snapdragon 845 SoCs, with the Nokia 8 Pro is tipped to feature a penta-lens camera setup.