Here’s why the S8 likely won’t feature an embedded fingerprint sensor in its display


  • thereasoner

    I’m thinking that the in screen FP sensor is being saved for the new Note as yet another feature that sets it apart.

    • Dimitri

      That’s what I thought as well. Seeing what happened with the Note 7, they want to keep that to as u said set it apart and change the look of it. We shall see.

    • It’s Me

      Maybe. Might make more sense for them to do everything possible to make their next big release, the S8, the biggest success possible. It is Samsung’s name that is tainted, not just the Note brand. A massive homerun now would help to put the Note 7 fiasco in the past. Holding back now might be foolish.

  • southerndinner

    “Samsung’s S8 is coming off a disastrous year ”

    Disastrous phone launch maybe, but they’ve had their best quarter in years most recently. Hyperbole much?

    • Mr Dog

      I think most references to Samsung on this website refers to only their Mobile division and not the Company as a whole, which makes sense.

  • formulaphone

    I’d rather have the sensor on the back anyway, like a Pixel or a LG G5. The back is a great place for it.

  • Tj

    Um, obviously Jessica has been living under a rock, or hasn’t seen any of the phone leaks, showing the fingerprint sensor on the back. *Facepalm*

    • Brad Fortin

      We’ve known “what?” for a while, this is trying to explain “why?”.

  • jay

    Fingerprint reader in the back no problem. Because android support smart lock. So you won’t use it that much anyways.