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[Poll Results!] Where should Samsung put the fingerprint sensor?

Where should Samsung put the fingerprint sensor?
  • On the front where it has always been 39%, 3724 votes
    3724 votes 39%
    3724 votes - 39% of all votes
  • On the front where it has always been 39%, 3724 votes
    3724 votes 39%
    3724 votes - 39% of all votes
  • On the back like a lot of other companies 9%, 828 votes
    828 votes 9%
    828 votes - 9% of all votes
  • On the back like a lot of other companies 9%, 828 votes
    828 votes 9%
    828 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Alongside the rear camera 2%, 227 votes
    227 votes 2%
    227 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Alongside the rear camera 2%, 227 votes
    227 votes 2%
    227 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 9558
30 January 2017
Voting is closed

Following rumors that Samsung was going to ditch the physical home button for the Galaxy S8 we got what might possibly be our first glimpse at the next flagship last week. If everything it revealed is true then the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor will be placed alongside the rear camera. Having a fingerprint sensor on the back presents its own challenges to users because they can’t exactly get any use out of it if the device is lying on a flat surface.

So we’ve got to ask you, where do you think Samsung should put the fingerprint sensor? Vote below and let us know what you think about this in the comments below.

Results: 78 percent of those who voted believe that Samsung should keep the fingerprint sensor where it has always been. 17 percent believe that it should reposition the fingerprint sensor on the back like other companies and only 5 percent think it should be placed alongside the rear camera as Samsung is currently expected to do with the Galaxy S8.

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Lennard Rowlands
Lennard Rowlands

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dizzy74
dizzy74

On the power button as Sony do with Z5 best solution for no home button phone

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Come to think of it. Though I have always preferred it on the front, the back does look a lot more convenient, and I very rarely find my phone flat on the desk. Also, its not like you cant swipe to unlock it with a pattern or something if you do. And when a notification does come through you will either pick up the phone to respond or swipe it away from the lockscreen without needing to unlock it. I’ve never seen anyone actually unlock and use their phone all the while it being flat on the desk, except maybe… Read more »

Turbotomate
Turbotomate

Maybe there will be two Scanners, one on the back and one in the display. The user could choose, which to use and for paying options you need both (2-factor autorization). Would be a very good solution to me.

aadel01234
aadel01234

we should be always be in for a change. Change brought us the Metal + Glass Unibody, change gave us the Dual Pixel Camera, Change gave us the Curved display. So why not the Finger Print Sensor in the back and to be unique alongside the camera.

Lennard Rowlands
Lennard Rowlands

I think the sensor next to the camera is in a really weird position and when they decide to make it larger it’s not reachable. Also when they continue the heart rate sensor there could be problems for right handed / left handed people. When I just try to resemble it with my S7 I have to put my hand in a really weird position…

Bonedatt
Bonedatt

I haven’t purchased a Note device since my Note 4 and they’re really making my decision to not purchase another device from them really easy. Who’s the genius (idiot) that thought it would be a good idea to have the fingerprint sensor at that position? So, I’m guessing there will be no more registering of multiple fingerprints. It’s either our right index finger or our left index finger moving forward. Genius Samsung, absolutely brilliant! smh.

kraigg
kraigg

I’ve had phones that had the fingerprint in the front (Note 4) and fingerprint in the back (Nexus 6P). I prefer it on the back because I find it more convenient. If I pull the phone out of my pocket, I can easily place my finger on the scanner and unlock it as I’m pulling out my phone. It doesn’t require much finger dexterity at all. But the front fingerprint is good when you have the phone on the table, can unlock without having to lift your phone off the table. So they both have their uses, but for my… Read more »

preime101
preime101

i would say on the front is a lot more convenient. In cold weather you only need to uncover one hand to navigate and unlock (Although a supplementary iris scanner might overcome that), if your phone is in a cradle cradle or dock you can unlock it without having to remove it, it won’t be covered by extended battery cases; you don’t have to perform finger acrobatics to find then place your finger on the back as none of the sensors are placed where your fingers are normally positioned in a normal grip.

martindale
martindale

Just don’t put it so close to the camera that I smudge the lens all the time. I’ve used an Honor 7, and that has the scanner on the back – it’s lightning quick and ultra-reliable too, puts my Note 4 to shame on both scores. But I do wonder how convenient it would be in a car-phone holder, etc.

AnthonyK75
AnthonyK75

Samsung will be promoting the iris scanner heavily in hopes that customers will be using that instead of fingerprint. But the fingerprint scanner is still available if necessary for some. Based on feedback they receive after release, they will be considering the option for a front glass fingerprint scanner on the Note 8 and then the S9.

hazznat
hazznat

I agree with you….

SyLvEsTeR20007
SyLvEsTeR20007

Hello guys, I have to be honest, I like change and I adore the current renders doing the rounds. I am getting a stiffy just thinking about that huge all screen front aside from the tiny top and bottom bezels. But this issue with the fingerprint sensors placement has left me this last week ignoring this problem as I use it a lot. I have simply excepted that is going to just be a thing to live with as a trade of for the bragging right of that awesome screen to bezel ratio. I do wish that it were a… Read more »

mgovro
mgovro

I like the sensor on the back for handling without fumbilng phone when in the upright position, in a car dock though; the front bottom is better and for someone who sits at a desk a front placement is also better placement. Finally; a screen located reader I believe would be best suited as would an iris scanner during daylight use but not seeing this as a well suited security feature during night use???? Maybe I’m not up on how effective iris scanners can be? “Six of one, half a dozen to the other”; just as long as there are… Read more »

Sylv3on
Sylv3on

they could just not fix what isnt broken and leave it exactly where it was

Ayfred
Ayfred

Samsung can just remove the fingerprint sensor and leave the iris scanner.

wlado.walko@gmail.com

i agree if the iris scanner works as good as fingerprint scanner

aref lotfi
aref lotfi

it should be under the screen,we need to improve.

SamMobile1811
SamMobile1811

a Combo of “” Optical Sensor embedded on to Touchscreen via Corning + Iris Recognition “” == Perfect Solution for now !!

eSeM
eSeM

Need an option for ‘Don’t Care, I Never Use It’

NathanXCV
NathanXCV

Under the screen if possible and accurate enough.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Has anyone with the Nougat update tell us if there has been an update to the Fingerprint scanner to unlock the phone without waking the device up first, like the J7(?) 2016

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I would prefer it on the front, its more convenient and useful. I don’t often have it lying flat on my desk, and when a notification comes through, I do tend to pick it up regardless. I use the wireless charging stand, so hopefully I’ll soon be able to unlock my device just by staring intently at it! (With the Iris scanner) 😀

dbrlcks
dbrlcks

whole screen pls

rmbln01
rmbln01

Irrelevant as our comment won’t matter.
If our votes will actually affect samsung’s decision, then you can have this kind of poll. But it won’t.

brendonx
brendonx

It isn’t irrelevant at all. Sammobile is asking Samsung users where they would like it. I think everyone knows it won’t change where Samsung puts it but it will show where the majority of the users would like the fingerprint reader and Samsung can do what they like.

Turbotomate
Turbotomate

Scanner on the back/side was always a dealbreaker for me when buying a phone.