Report: Samsung ditches front fingerprint sensor on Note 8

Report: Samsung ditches front fingerprint sensor on Note 8

Reports say to get the device out on time, Samsung decided not to push for the front sensor in the next Note.

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Samsung shift Samsung's plan to get the Note 8 smartphone out for release this year will not include a fingerprint sensor embedded in the display. The device is expected by the end of this summer. But to make that deadline, Samsung is reportedly pulling plans to have the smartphone include a fingerprint reader that can pick up scans across its screen.

The Korean web portal and news site, Naver, (reported initially by 9to5Google) says a Samsung officials saying security played a main role in the decision—and that instead, the sensor will be on the back of the device. Apple is said to be working on a fingerprint scanner in the display screen of the rumored iPhone 8. But since the company has yet to even confirm that a new iPhone is in the works, those details have not been confirmed.

Unlocking any smartphone with a fingerprint can sometimes be a frustrating experience (Apple, we're talking to you) requiring often multiple tries before the device opens. A way to unlock a gadget more smoothly, easily—and of course, securely—would be a win.

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