One of the biggest highlights of the upcoming phablet from Samsung has to be its camera. Barring the Galaxy Note 8 Release Date, most of the hoopla surrounding the device has been surrounding what kind of camera module it will sport. However, of late, the focus has shifted slightly to what will lie right next to the unit.
A few days back we wrote, based on reports out of South Korea, that Samsung’s planned in-display fingerprint scanner for the successor to last year’s Note 7 had bombed for various reasons, for which the company was scrapping the idea entirely. The failure to integrate the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8 feature was attributed to the fact that the company’s testing of the same had been rendered unsuccessful owing to the preponement of the Galaxy Note 8 release date. The reports particularly stated that Samsung’s attempts to integrate the new feature had left the part of the screen with the sensor embedded with a color mismatch, which they do not have the time to fix owing to the scheduled August launch.
This failure has led Samsung to make a decision they had taken with the Samsung Galaxy S8- something that was highly criticized by those interested in the device. The Galaxy Note 8 will, upon release, sport the fingerprint scanner right next to the camera module, instead of a more comfortable positioning somewhere at the rear. And if cases are anything to go by, then it appears that the ugly and discomfort-inducing feature is, indeed, confirmed for the Note 8.
Device accessory manufacturer Olixar, who has a track record of successfully leaking devices well before they are unveiled, has approached a journalist with their new range of Galaxy Note 8 cases. These cases, which are already up for pre-order on MobileFun, show us how the device will look from the rear. And frankly, it isn’t a happy sight, and even manages to take the attention away from the dual sensor primary camera powered by Samsung’s own Isocell Dual sensors, as is believed.
The horizontally placed twin-camera unit is accompanied to the right by the fingerprint sensor, which on a device as large as the Galaxy Note 8 will undoubtedly be very hard to reach. Earlier leaks had highlighted a bump as well, which seems to be absent from Olixar’s representations. It remains to be seen if the leaks were inaccurate or if the new Galaxy Note 8 cases are simply thick enough to balance that out.
We are not too far away from knowing more in-depth about the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 features, but we do hope that they make up for what buyers have in store for them at the rear. We already know that the device will have a better and more beautiful Infinity Display than the Galaxy S8, which is impressive. It may also come with high-quality dual-speakers for the audiophile. To stay on top of what to expect from the Galaxy Note 8 phablet, stay hooked to our site.