The upcoming phablet release from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 8, is one that the whole industry is looking forward to. And if you have been following the deluge of leaks and rumors, then you already know that expectations are high. However, with the news that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date is taking a hike up the calendar, some of the anticipated features may be given a miss.
As we already know, Samsung is expanding the Galaxy Note 8 features to an amazing extent, and the most notable change will be reflected in the device’s display. While earlier Note devices had been stuck below the 6-inch mark in terms of the screen size, the Galaxy Note 8 display is rumored to be a massive 6.3-inch one. This will be accompanied by super small bezels- one of the biggest trends to have hit the smartphone market over the past year. Now that leaves one question in mind: what about the fingerprint scanner?
This is an especially critical question because Samsung has already taken a lot of flak from tech enthusiasts, for everyone had criticized the company’s decision to position the fingerprint scanner in a rather strange place next to the camera module with the Galaxy S8 smartphones. In case of the upcoming phablet, many had hoped that in keeping with all the rumored Galaxy Note 8 features, Samsung would find a more aesthetic way to integrate the sensor. Rumors suggested that the in-display fingerprint sensor was finally about to become a reality with the Galaxy Note 8.
However, it appears that the South Korean giant is opting to go the very same route as they had with the S8. New reports have surfaced to state that Samsung‘s in-display sensor embedding tests did not quite go as expected. The portion of the screen with the sensor was standing out from the rest of the area due to a color mismatch. For that reason, the Note 8 will apparently have the fingerprint scanner right next to the camera, a la the Galaxy S8.
For the kind of price that the Galaxy Note 8 phablet is rumored to arrive in the market at, this feature will certainly stick out like a sore thumb. However, recently leaked images suggest that the new device will come with a vertical dual camera setup, so it remains to be seen where exactly the company decides to locate the sensor this time.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date is tight around the corner, and the list of possible features is enviable. But with the new report, we wonder if the device would find favor with potential buyers.