We have come across enough evidence in the past couple of months showing that Samsung is working on a larger variant of the Galaxy J6, believed to be the Galaxy J6+. Device certifications show the same model might be sold as the Galaxy J6 Prime in some markets. The device was supposed to be just a larger and a slightly more capable variant of the Galaxy J6, as the ‘Plus’ moniker indicates.
However, the CAD renders published online last week made this upcoming model a bit more interesting. The renders showed a side-mounted fingerprint reader, possibly embedded into the power button on the right side of the device, making the Galaxy J6 Plus/Prime possibly the first Samsung smartphone to do so.
More evidence for Galaxy J6+’ side-mounted fingerprint sensor
The new placement is ‘confirmed’ once again today by Slashleaks through an image of the alleged Galaxy J6 Prime dummy unit. The image shows a side-mounted fingerprint sensor embedded into the power button and a vertical dual-camera setup on the back. The new placement is bound to raise some questions about accuracy and convenience.
As far as the specifications are concerned, we reported exclusively a couple of days back that the Galaxy J6+ will come with 6-inch Infinity display, 13 MP + 5 MP dual-camera setup on the back, 8 MP front camera, a quad-core processor (possibly a Snapdragon 425), 3,300 mAh battery, and Android 8.1 Oreo. The device will be available in 3GB/4GB RAM options and 32GB/64GB storage variants.
Despite the growing ‘evidence,’ nothing is confirmed about the new fingerprint reader placement until Samsung officially launches the Galaxy J6+. One new report says that could happen sometime this later week in India, which sounds plausible given Samsung India’s own teasers about the Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+ earlier today.