Samsung Electronics to Use Next-gen Substrate in Galaxy S9

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Supposedly, this technology is being followed so that Samsung can fit a bigger battery in the next upcoming Galaxy S flagship without making the handset heavier. The company will use the SLP as a main substrate that connects smartphones' core parts such as application processors (APs) and NAND flash and DRAM chips. The previous model of the Galaxy S9 is equipped with an in-cell touch organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. This is why Apple will also introduce the SLP in its new iPhone which is due for release in this fall. It's the first time Samsung is using SLP on its products. The Snapdragon version of Samsung's flagship phones is sold in Western markets while most Asian countries get the Exynos-powered version.

The report further noted that "As Apple and Samsung Electronics, which are leading global Smartphone markets, made a decision to start using SLP for their upcoming Smartphones, main board manufacturers for Smartphones are set to face catastrophic impact". The Korean electronics giant will reportedly use Y-OCTA display technology on the S9, the same technology it used on the Galaxy S8. That's the brilliance of massively reducing bezels and increasing screen-to-body ratio. This is why the touch screen industry is also in an extremely precarious state. PCB manufacturers are expected to see the same trend as Samsung switches to SLP.

Kuo predicted that the tech titan would utilize the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for the third time with the S9. Samsung Electronics has chose to introduce in-cell touch displays and Substrate Like PCB (SLP) substrates in its strategic smartphones to be launched in the first half of next year.

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Samsung is in no rush to implement the technology into S9 because Apple has dropped the optical fingerprint sensor from its 10th anniversary iPhone 8. Current reports indicate that this under-display fingerprint scanner would instead debut with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 smartphone.

Riding on the popularity of latest Galaxy series, Samsung Electronics Co. moved up two notches to command the third largest market share in Japan's wireless market in the second quarter. The Galaxy S9 will likely be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress next year.

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