Fingerprint scanner may be ditched for Samsung Note 8


According to the latest reports, the Note8 might also be without this feature. This could be the reason, or one of the reasons why Samsung is reportedly giving up on the in-screen optical fingerprint sensor for the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is a pretty great smartphone (review) for the most part, but it's clear that the Bixby service is a half-baked clone of Google Now.

Latest data reveals that smartphone buyers prefer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones over the more fancied Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus launched recently. It is believed that Samsung made that change to prevent the brighter colours from burning out their display.

Samsung is gearing up for the release of its next flagship smartphone - the Note 8. If the forthcoming generation of Galaxy Note is not prosperous, Samsung may want to reconsider putting the brand out to rest forever after what happened to Galaxy Note 7. Earlier this month, a source within the company said that the Galaxy Note 8 won't have the feature due to "various technical limitations such as security". After all, it is important for the South Korean tech giant to stay ahead, with rivals such as Apple widely expected to include this feature in the iPhone 8. It was later revealed that Samsung meant to place the fingerprint scanner on the front glass but couldn't get the tech to work before release.

It is also said about the Galaxy Note 8 to follow Galaxy S8 lead and feature a virtually bezel-less design. While the same is also likely this year, recent rumors have claimed that the Galaxy Note 8 could debut with a newer and slightly enhanced processor in the shape of Snapdragon 836 as opposed to the 835 used on the S8 and S8+.

As mentioned, even when compared to the sales figures for the smartphones of major phone companies whose devices run on the Android OS, the all iPhones put together have showed an increase of 5.8% over the previous year. The Galaxy S8 has already released and is doing a good show. As usual, the Note 8 will come with an S Pen, IP68 dust and water resistance as well as an iris scanner to support the fingerprint sensor in authentication.

As an additional information, there is a chance that the users in the US, UK and a few more places would receive an update that will enable the voice assistant "Bixby" in their devices.



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