Ever wonder why Samsung placed the fingerprint sensor beside the Galaxy S8 rear camera?

Ever wonder why Samsung placed the fingerprint sensor beside the Galaxy S8 rear camera?

Samsung has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on 29th of March, the fingerprint scanner is placed at awkward position (beside the camera lens) but why ?

 

According to sources, Samsung did tried to have a cooperative development in research for hidden fingerprint scanner with Synaptics. Samsung has raised fund in this development however the outcome is disappointed.

As the launching date is near, Samsung is forced to compromise with the position of fingerprint sensor. This is one of the factors that Samsung is absent for the MWC 2017 at Barcelona this year.

As Samsung Galaxy S8 can still wake from the hidden touch sensor at the previously home button position, it was believed that the space is actually reserved for the hidden fingerprint scanner.

Without any choice but to compromise, Samsung decided to place the fingerprint scanner beside the back camera to have a balanced design.

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