One of the most talked-about features of Samsung Galaxy S8 is the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
In the eyes of a good number of loyal Samsung fans, the placement of the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ was a bit off the mark. But it seems the tech giant is set to make some amends to this flawed design by relocating the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S9.
If reports are to be believed, Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at the MWC 2018 show in February. This gives us only a few months to speculate and apparently, there’s a leaked CAD that is supposedly showing off the back panel of the S9. As it is, the fingerprint scanner will still be on the back of the phone, but its position will slightly be altered.
Unlike on the Galaxy S8 where the scanner appears on one side of the lens in a horizontal arrangement, the scanner will appear right below the lens on the Galaxy S9 in what would be a vertical arrangement. If it materializes, this would without a doubt be welcomed by the many who were not impressed by the position of the sensor on the S8 as this prevents smearing your fingerprints on the lens.
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Although not confirmed in any capacity, this new development emphasizes a recent report from South Korea that claimed Samsung isn’t ready to use in-display fingerprint scanning on the Galaxy S9. With a fingerprint scanner placed in the middle of the back panel’s upper section, it will be easier to reach out to the sensor without smudging the camera. Besides, this is where a good number of OEMs place the fingerprint scanner and it is just a matter of time before Samsung followed suit.
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