Samsung Planning To Kill Off Fingerprint Scanner?

Samsung's quality control functions need serious overhaul prior to the launch of the Galaxy S8 lineup. But a recent news from Ming-Ching Kuo of KGI Securities said that Samsung is on track for the April 21 release of their new flagship phone. In addition to the usual lineup of proximity and light sensors, a front camera and speaker, the two other cutouts could be hiding IR transmitter and receiver for facial recognition. Samsung chose to release the Note 8 earlier to fill the void that is left after Note 7 was withdrawn, reported PC Advisor.

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The images also confirm another rumor, that Samsung is moving to virtual navigation buttons for the S8 and S8+. This seems now receive confirmation thanks to a new filtration where you can see a battery of 3,500 mAh of Samsung, supposedly made for the Samsung Galaxy S8 +. While the predecessors have significantly smaller displays, the form factor of the Galaxy S8 with a 5.8-inch display increases only a little, and the large difference in display size is due to thin nearly bezel-less nature of the upcoming smartphone. Rumors in-line with past reports suggest the phone could be powered by Exynos 8895 processors in Asia and Europe while devices in the US will be powered by Qualcomm.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most anticipated devices of this year but sources have suggested that the device is going to cost upwards of $840. The American giant has always been innovative and this time, it is rumoured to be adopting curved OLED panels to incorporate a wrap-around, bezeless display in a unique curved glass bodyshell. As of now, the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to pull the company out of the disaster it faced after Note 7.

But most of those leaks have shown either the black or the silver version of the S8. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled on March 29, while the next iPhone is expected to be released in September. "With the production imminent, the company had to decide to relocate the fingerprint scanning home button to the back of the device at the last minute".

  • Delia Davidson