comscore Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak yet again highlights rear fingerprint sensor

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak yet again highlights rear fingerprint sensor

A new leak shows just how the Samsung Galaxy Note 8's rear panel will look.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks have been intensifying in recent times leaving little to imagination. The 2017 Samsung phablet is expected to take on Apple iPhone 8, but it is also tasked with reviving the Galaxy Note line-up, post the demise of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. While previous leaks and renders have shown the design of the phone in detail, this is the first time the official sketch of the phone’s rear panel is seen. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A23 5G launched with Snapdragon 695 SoC and Quad cameras

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The image is a 3D CAD render of the phone seen from the back and comes straight from one of Samsung Galaxy Note 8‘s assembly units as per a report by Unsurprisingly, the design is exactly the same as seen in one of the most recent leaks of the device. Just a day back, a leaked dummy model of the phone showed us exactly how the upcoming phablet will look from all angles. And the latest design drawing is pretty similar to the leaked model, but giving a more detailed look at the rear panel. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F22 gets a price cut in India of Rs 2,000 in India

Unfortunately, Samsung does not seem to have taken the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ criticisms into account while designing the Galaxy Note 8. The biggest grouse the Galaxy S8 series users had was the awkward fingerprint scanner placement. With the fingerprint scanner shifted to the back of the device, users faced difficulties in accessing the sensor, tapping the camera lens accidentally in the process.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 does not seem to resolve the issue but from the looks of it. The camera module is rectangular and protrudes from the back. The lenses are placed side-by-side with the LED flash and the sensor placed to the right of the lenses. The fingerprint sensor is placed right next to the flash, with very little gap between the two. This is definitely going to increase the difficulties in accessing the scanner, increasing the difficulties for the users. ALSO READ: Refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to go on sale starting next week: Report

Samsung was initially supposed to go ahead with the display embedded scanner for the Galaxy Note 8. However, production difficulties have led to Samsung ditching the in-display scanner and pushing it to the back of the device. As reported, the in-display sensor was causing brightness issues and the area around the sensor would automatically switch to full brightness mode with the rest of the display staying dark. With the unveiling time near, Samsung reportedly did not wish to take chances and thus, the last minute shift to the rear fingerprint sensor.

Apart from the camera setup, the leak also reveals the curvature of the glass and the look of the phone. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to come with a 6.3-inch AMOLED display. Samsung will retain the Infinity Display from the Galaxy S8 series and also the 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is expected to be powered by either by the Samsung Exynos or Snapdragon 835 chipset depending upon the geographic region. The RAM will most likely be 6GB and the phone will come with a 3,300mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be the most expensive Samsung phone and will be priced over $1,000 (approximately Rs 64,500)

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  • Published Date: June 28, 2017 12:30 PM IST

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