Samsung Decided At The Last Moment To Place Galaxy S8’s Fingerprint Sensor At The Back


The decision to move the Galaxy S8's fingerprint sensor at the rear will have a strong impact on the device. Samsung will have made a big move without much reason. It's a well known fact that the Korean tech giant hoped to launch virtual fingerprint recognition with the device. However, latest reports suggest that the feature will not be ready in time for the launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Samsung's Decision To Equip The Galaxy S8 With A Rear Fingerprint Sensor Was Made At The Last Moment

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are regular features of the rumor mill. The devices will make several critical changes to the lineup's overall design approach. The biggest of these will be a completely button free front. It'll give the screen a lot more surface area and lend the device a smooth look. This change was to be complemented by a virtual fingerprint sensor, according to earliest rumors for the device. However, as you'll know if you follow us regularly, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will not feature virtual fingerprint recognition.

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Now, the Korea Herald claims to have more information on Samsung's decision to remove the feature from the lineup. The journal claims that the decision was made at the last moment, as the Korean tech giant did not want to delay the Galaxy S8 any longer. Samsung's in hot waters at the moment, after the Note 7's failure. This has led to extensive care for the Galaxy S8 as a similar disaster will mark one of the final nails in its coffin for the smartphone world.

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Two reasons are behind this decision. Quality testing, as mentioned above and low production yields for 10nm. These have delayed the launch of the device by a month already and Samsung needs to gain as much ground as it can before the launch of the Galaxy Note 8 this year. Therefore, if you're looking to get a Galaxy S8, you'll have to do with a rear fingerprint sensor. Hopefully, the tech will have ironed its kinks out to make it on the Galaxy Note 8 later on.

All these premium features for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will not be easy on the pocket. The pair will cost north of $800, which is a lot for a smartphone, even a flagship. Samsung's rival, Apple, will also price its iPhone 8 in a similar category. Both the devices will feature 10nm processors and edge to edge screens. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We'll keep you updated on the latest.