Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors – Rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner and Iris Scanner

Samsung Galaxy S8

A lot has been talked about regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, especially when it comes to the design of the phone.

It has been mooted that the Galaxy S8 will come with an all-screen design where the physical home button will be removed completely. Just recently, Synaptics launched a new optical fingerprint scanner, prompting suggestions that the same Natural ID could be featured on the 2017 Samsung flagship. While neither Samsung nor Synaptics have confirmed anything regarding this development, the latest rumors could mean the South Korean tech giant is looking at other options.

Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S8 will not come with an optical fingerprint scanner embedded in the screen, rather, the tech giant will switch the location of the scanner and have it on the back of the phone, just like the Google Pixel and several other Android phones.

Ever since introducing the fingerprint scanning technology on its smartphones, Samsung has had this feature mounted on the physical home button. But with the latter feature set to be removed, the company has an array of options. We’ve seen Sony mount the same scanner on the right-hand side of its non-US flagships, but it seems Samsung Galaxy S8 will opt for a rear-mounted version of the same.

Samsung Galaxy S8

The same rumor also talks about the possibility of having an iris scanner on the Galaxy S8 – the same feature that made the Galaxy Note 7 such a popular handset during its short period of existence. However, it has been claimed that unlike the Note 7, Samsung Galaxy S8 users will enjoy a much faster and more accurate iris scanner. Furthermore, the South Korean tech giant will reportedly re-launch Samsung Pass feature where owners of the new phone will be able to use this iris scanning technology as a form of authentication when it comes to banking and financial institutions’ matters.

Samsung has yet to speak a word regarding this development and since the Galaxy S8 is still months away from official release, we expect more details on this same matter to pop up at some point in the not-so-distant future.

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