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Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner might be placed on the back

There have been countless rumors so far suggesting that the Galaxy S8 is going to be the first smartphone to feature optical fingerprint recognition. This means that the display would incorporate fingerprint scanning technology. One of Samsung’s suppliers recently launched a component that makes that happen and it’s believed that Samsung might source it for the Galaxy S8. However, if a new report is to be believed, Samsung might actually place the Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner on the back of the device.

The report also mentions that the Galaxy S8 is going to have an iris recognition sensor which Samsung introduced earlier this year with the Galaxy Note 7. It’s claimed that the Galaxy S8’s iris recognition sensor is going to be faster than the one Samsung used for the ill-fated phablet. Once the Galaxy S8 is launched with iris recognition technology, Samsung is said to re-engage with banks and financial institutions to launch the Samsung Pass service once again.

The report reiterates that the Galaxy S8 isn’t going to have a home button but also claims that it’s not going to feature optical fingerprint recognition. It claims that Samsung is going to put the fingerprint scanner on the back of the Galaxy S8, it would look quite similar to the Google Pixel’s fingerprint scanner that’s also placed on the back.

Samsung has obviously not commented on this report so it’s too soon to be certain where the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint scanner is going to be placed. Hopefully there will be more clarity about this in the weeks to come. The Galaxy S8 is due to be unveiled at MWC 2017 in February.

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superg05
superg05

isn’t there ultrasonic under-screen finger print readers it’s existed for years yet no one adopted it

Arnoldspecial
Arnoldspecial

If this is true then it will be the worst nightmare on galaxy phones.

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

Unless it has an iris scanner improved from the Note 7, then it’s probably okay.

maaarci0
maaarci0

Please, don’t!

fulgin
fulgin

Hopefully won’t be in back like the other smartphones we need something new from you Samsung, Otherwise it’s bad!!!!!

Michollstad
Michollstad

If the tech is not mature enough to make it into the S8, i see this as a good solution. The Note 8 will definitely get it, though. I’m still getting the rumored S8 with a 6.2 inch display. At this point (almost being a Note 7-owner) I’m super-hyped for the S8.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

If the technology is not mature enough to put it under the glass better don’t do it. Better than on the back is on the side like Sony Z5 premium.

EugeneOnTheEdge
EugeneOnTheEdge

dang it, having a fingerprint scanner on the back is the worst idea. If you lay ur phone on the table, u’ll have to pick up ur phone first to unlock it. pocket-wise, it is indeed very easy, but i’m used to placing my thumb on the home button when i grab my phone from my pocket..

billywongwashere
billywongwashere

I fully agree … the place at the back is a bad idea and so impractical

Hope this is not true as this could be a no go for the s8 upgrade

jpd514
jpd514

Iris recognition on my Note 7 was making the fingerprint scanner mostly obsolete. Using Google Smart Lock with Iris Scanner was making fingerprint scanner mostly useless.
The Note 7 Iris Scanner wasn’t very good at recognising me when wearing glasses but using it in conjunction with Google Smart Lock, I only had to use fingerprint scanner once or twice in a day.

prsten
prsten

Sorry don’t know where to post..
In the last weeks every 5th time i visit the sammobile i get an alert and also vibration alerts… Its different, today there was an alert sammobile is not sammobile, someone has captured or something captured the web page of sammobile…. Its weird… Can someone tell what that is?

igc67
igc67

I find fingerprint scanner most useful when i am in car ( where i use a magnetic holder device in the cd slot to secure the phone). putting scanner in the back i personally tend to agree, is counter-intuitive for especially longer term galaxy users

Vibgyoar
Vibgyoar

If they put in on the back I hope it is well enough away from the camera that I don’t keep smudging fingerprints on the lens whilst searching for the scanner.

JamesDiman
JamesDiman

I have tried the phones from friends with fingerprint scanners on the back like LG and Google, and it is weird holding the phone to get your finger on there to unlock the phone. It is not natural. Worst idea ever if Samsung goes this way. They need to beat Apple with the fingerprint scanner under the glass if they decide to get rid of the home button.

Vibgyoar
Vibgyoar

I don’t know. I’ve tried a Huwawei Honor 7 with rear fingerprint scanner. Firstly, it is lightyears better than the one on my Note4 (I’ve long since given up using its scanner). Secondly, I find it quite a natural and easy place for my index finger to find, a bit like the (functionless) dimple on the back of Moto phones. The only gripe is that it is too easy to smudge the camera lens by mistake. To be honest, if it is going to stay where it is now then I’d rather keep the physical home button. But if they… Read more »

ShivamChatak
ShivamChatak

Fingerprint on back
on screen buttons.
Are some of things that I hate

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Next week:
Scanner on the power button

Week later:
Scanner on the front

Month later:
Home button with scanner

I take all these messages with a big pinch of salt. The Note 6 would have been the best phone ever if you believed reports in the first half ot the year. Instead we got the Note 7.

personanongrataf
personanongrataf

This is a mistake.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Optical scanning gonna be featured in the Note8 then

diigiital
diigiital

Shut up u turds, u don’t know anything about life, fingerprint on the back is the natural way to go…

unknowndreams
unknowndreams

it’s not

Khlad
Khlad

No thanks, fingerprint on frontscreen, dont do monkey see monkey do

maccyb
maccyb

It won’t happen. Just clickbait…

harinsheth
harinsheth

When i am in colleg i place my phone on bench, then i on the screen and scan fingerprint and use the phone .. now what if i buy note 8 and it has fingerscan at back ! Worst change ever by samsung after ir blaster..

Asaduzzaman Abir
Asaduzzaman Abir

Then this will bring the end of S lineup to the people.