Samsung Note 8 Unlikely to get Screen Integrated Fingerprint Sensor

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After a pretty successful launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung is now gearing up for its most powerful flagship ever, the Galaxy Note 8. As we previously reported, Note 8 is perhaps going to be the South Korean company’s most important launch ever after the Note 7 battery controversy.

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One of the biggest talking points about Note 8 has been the likeliness of the embedded fingerprint sensor in the display. Apparently, the fingerprint sensor at the back on the S8 duo has not been received well by the users as it is right besides the camera and it is easily possible to run one’s finger more on the camera rather than the sensor itself. It is going to take some time getting used to.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may not have the heavily speculated screen integrated fingerprint sensor


Of course, Samsung has been made aware of it and it will be trying to fix this in its next flagship. However, an undisclosed source from within the company has indicated that the Note 8 may not in fact have the screen integrated fingerprint sensor after all. The reasons for this are cited as related to security concerns in the software and certain technical challenges.

The interesting thing is that Apple, who has sourced the OLED screens from Samsung for its next-gen iPhone, is also strongly rumored to sport the alleged in-screen fingerprint sensor, and the American company is pushing Samsung hard to achieve the feat. However, we might have to wait some more before we see this in a Samsung phone itself.

On the other hand, the company has not denied that it is actually working on this technology and is proactively involved with the world’s largest biometric sensor manufacturer CrucialTec to develop and incorporate the same in its future phone(s).

And just to rewind a bit, the upcoming Note device will have a similar screen dominant display as the one on the latest Galaxy phones while also debuting the dual camera on a Samsung phone. The screen’s aspect ratio is also said to be unchanged at 18.5:9 but with a bigger 6.3-inch display.

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