Galaxy Note 8 won’t have in–screen fingerprint sensor, says Samsung executive

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will not feature an in–screen fingerprint scanner, despite a series of leaks and rumours to the contrary.

That’s according to an unnamed Samsung official, who told media in South Korea that it was unable to bring plans for the futuristic tech to fruition.

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“We made every effort to install a display-integrated fingerprint sensor on Galaxy Note 8, but we decided not to install it on this strategic phone due to various technical limitations such as security.”

The statement suggests Samsung has been working on a prototype with an in–screen sensor, but has suffered the same production issues which also prompted the company to abandon plans to bring the same feature to the Galaxy S8.

The latter has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner which hasn’t gone down well with everyone.

It’s unclear whether the Note 8 would take the same approach, although it seems unlikely considering the device will have a large, 6.3–inch display.

The Galaxy Note 8 is expected to launch in late August, as Samsung looks to get the jump on Apple’s long–awaited iPhone 8.


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