Now that we are done with Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, attention is swiftly shifting towards the 2017 Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
If Samsung sticks to its usual release dates, the Galaxy Note 8 will be here during or after August 2017. Looking at the delayed release of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, we might see the same happening with the launch of the Galaxy Note 8, but this hasn’t stopped leaks from coming out.
Not so long ago, it emerged that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will take after the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in terms of design language. Well, this is not strange at all, but it appears that Sammy has more interesting stuff for fans of this phablet. Previous schematics of the phone have suggested that the Note 8 will also ditch the physical home button in favor of on-screen keys, just like what happened with the S8 series.
Unlike the Galaxy S8 and S8+ where the fingerprint scanner now lives on the back panel, just beside the main camera, it appears that there will be something different for the Galaxy Note 8. If the latest images are to be believed, this phablet, which has been touted to come with a massive 6.4-inch QHD screen, will not have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner either. Apparently, the leaked images only reveal a dual-lens camera on the back of the phone.
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If this happens to be the case, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be the first Sammy device to come in with a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display screen. This technology was much anticipated to appear on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, but due to unavoidable circumstances, Samsung had to settle with this scanner on the back of the phone. Now that it has more time between now and the release of the Note 8, it seems the tech giant is ready to work on perfecting the functionality so that the scanner doesn’t appear on the back of the phone, something that many see a deal breaker for the S8 and S8+.
For now, take these with a grain of salt for they are just rumors and nothing from Samsung just yet. Still, we should keep following the matter and see where it leads. We’ll update you with more developments. Stay tuned!