Someone has found a ‘fix’ for the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor placement

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Some of us have been very critical of Samsung’s decision to place the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor at the back. I don’t personally agree with the criticism that Samsung has had to take because of this decision. As I mentioned in my thoughts on the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor, the fuss about it being in the wrong place is just fuss.

I’m sure there are many Galaxy S8 users out there who don’t agree with me. They still don’t like the placement of the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor. It’s placed right beside the rear camera and is often blamed as the cause of smudges on the camera lens.

If you’re one of those users, perhaps the “fix” discovered by tech blogger Quinn Nelson will entice you to tinker with your Galaxy S8. Nelson broke the back cover of his Galaxy S8 so he ordered an original back cover to replace it.

While replacing the back covers, he accidentally displaced the gasket that ensures waterproofing in this particular area. He used waterproof adhesive to secure the area once again but didn’t push down on the sensor to make it flush with the body.

The fingerprint sensor on his Galaxy S8 now protrudes out of the back cover. The device no longer lies flat because it has a bump at the back. Nelson believes that this tradeoff is justified since the elevated fingerprint sensor is much easier to find when you’re trying to reach for it.

Since the only way to apply this “fix” is to pop open the back cover of the handset and get your hands dirty, so to speak, how many of you are willing to do this? If you don’t have any experience with repairing mobile devices you could end up damaging more than what you intend to fix.


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agyawusu2012
3 months 4 days ago
agyawusu2012

This is not a fix. This is craziness. Guys do not try this at home

edyjesus516273
3 months 5 days ago
edyjesus516273

Não vejo problema algum. Pra mim ficou lindo e perfeito. Quem não gostou,
Compra um IPhone.

tester5224
3 months 5 days ago
tester5224

sensor location just need getting used to.
took me awhile, but now its a second nature to me with no finger misplace

friss
3 months 5 days ago
friss

Ugliness x1000000

o0MHJ0o
3 months 6 days ago
o0MHJ0o

I’ve said this several times before. If after two weeks you’re not used to the placement, you’re not smart enough to own a smartphone. Or you’re left handed.
Unlocking your phone like 100 times a day, after 2 weeks you should be used to it. If it was so difficult and that much of a problem the phone would not be selling so well.
I noticed it’s people who don’t actually have the phone that have the biggest problem with it. Those of us actually using it, know it’s not a huge problem especially the longer you use it.

Sami7491
3 months 6 days ago
Sami7491

Stupidity level 9000

charliebrown
3 months 6 days ago
charliebrown

Or just use a case. I personally use the alcantara original cover whose holes in the back simply invite my finger to touch the sensor the right way.

psychomania666
3 months 6 days ago
psychomania666

This is not a fix, it is stupidity.

xhustler
3 months 6 days ago
xhustler

Hack is more like it. Stupidity – nah

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