Samsung has been in news lately for working on display that has a fingerprint sensor embedded underneath. While the Galaxy Note 8 was expected to sport the feature, recent leaks have suggested that the feature might not appear till 2018 Samsung phones. Another recent leak reveals that the South Korean brand is facing problems with the new technology. With Apple widely expected to announce iPhone 8 in September with the feature, the pressure on Samsung to deliver. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3 launch on August 27? New report suggestsAlso Read - Samsung now lets you make an appointment to shop at its stores, book demo via WhatsApp
As per industry insiders, Samsung’s in-display sensor technology is leading to display brightness issues. The issue has cropped up in testing phase where as per the report in Android Headlines, the areas around the display sensor are automatically over-brightened. It is unknown if the issue affects all models or if it is only a few testing models that have thrown up the error. Along with the reports, the latest render of the phone highlighting the issue has also emerged. The image shared by Ice Universe, a supply chain shows the issue in detail. Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE flaunts itself again on benchmark, reveals RAM for high-end Samsung model
Samsung is said to have prototypes in testing, which are functioning perfectly, without the flaw. However, as not all units are error-free, the phone maker is reportedly contemplating doing away with the feature entirely on the upcoming Galaxy Note 8. Post the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 disaster, the brand is being extra careful to ensure there are absolutely no issues or any manufacturing errors in the latest edition smartphone of the Galaxy Note series. The issue might not be as severe as revealed in the image though it is persistent enough for Samsung to postpone the technology. ALSO READ: Vivo’s upcoming smartphone to boast on-screen fingerprint sensor: Report
There have been multiple leaks surrounding the Galaxy Note 8 but so far, they have been conflicting in nature in terms of design and feature. The phone is expected to be announced later this year, presumably during IFA 2017. Along with the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung is also expected to announce its refreshed lineup of Samsung Galaxy tablets. Samsung will most likely push the in-screen sensor technology to 2018, with the Galaxy S9 series phones sporting the feature. The delay in launch of Galaxy Note 8 (initially expected to be announced in August) could also be due to the extensive testing and the issue over the display brightness.
This won’t be the first time Samsung phones will face a display issue if Samsung does decide to go ahead with the feature in Galaxy Note 8. Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users complained of a reddish tint in their devices upon unboxing. Though Samsung initially ignored the issue, stating it was not a manufacturing problem, it soon rolled out a patch to help resolve the problem. Being early days, it is unclear what course Samsung will take for the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. Most likely, Samsung will announce the Galaxy Note 8 with a rear fingerprint button – though hopefully, the placement will be below the camera and not right next to it.