Samsung has released a routine maintenance update for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, according to SamMobile, created to improve on a number of the pre-release software's (the build reviewers have been using) shortcomings. Today, KGI reported that the upcoming Note 9 will not have an in-display Fingerprint Scanner. As is the case with the latest insights from KGI's analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who reports that Samsung's implementation of an under-display fingerprint reader won't be ready in time for the Galaxy Note 9 later this year. Some of the challenges that Samsung is facing include an issue with screen protectors and other situations that can adversely affect the success rate of the in-display fingerprint scanner. It also explains the new facial recognition features in the S9, highlights the phone's new location for the fingerprint sensor, and shows how the new Dolby Atmos speakers work.
More specifically, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus preorders are disappointing as they are by 50% lower even than those that have been recorded by Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus after their official release.
6/11/17: Samsung is reportedly gearing up to start a pilot production run of the Galaxy Note 9 in the first quarter of 2018. The South Korean giant has apparently cancelled on pushing out the in-display Fingerprint Scanner feature on the devices. Later, we saw the same technology on the Vivo Apex smartphone.
The Bell doesn't have much else to say on the matter but does speculate as to what the "Crown" codename alludes to.
This year's Galaxy Note 8 was codenamed "Baikal" after one of Russia's biggest lakes, hinting at the smartphone's large 6.3in display, apparently.
With Samsung recently unveiling its new Galaxy S9 there will clearly be many Galaxy S8 and S7 owners looking to upgrade.