Samsung is working on a new fingerprint scanner for the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, which could make it the company’s first all-touchscreen smartphone.
Reports from China suggest Samsung is going to use optical fingerprint scanning tech, which can sit underneath the screen, rather than relying on a separate button at the bottom of the device.
Its inclusion would allow Samsung to make the Galaxy S8 a full-touchscreen phone, with no bezels (that's the edged frame that sits around a display and holds it in place).
Word is that the Korean company is working on shrinking the bulky components needed for an optical fingerprint scanner.
If Samsung is able to achieve its aim, it would be a massive boost in the wake of the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, which has seen the company forced into recalling all of its flagship phones due to exploding batteries.
The Galaxy S8 has been rumoured for release around next year’s Mobile World Congress, which takes place in early March.
However, insiders claim the device may have been delayed due to Galaxy Note 7-related problems.