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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could have in–screen fingerprint scanner


A video apparently showing a dummy model of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 appears to confirm rumours that the device will feature a fingerprint scanner embedded within the screen.

The move would represent a real break from the warmly received Galaxy S8, which hit shelves in April, and had a fingerprint scanner postioned at the rear of the handset.

If the rumours about the in-screen scanner are true, it will place huge pressure on Apple to do the same with the iPhone 8.

Production of Apple's next-generation smartphone is said to have been held up because of challenges related to getting its Touch ID scanner to work.

Depending on what you believe, this could either be located within the screen or at the rear.

The Galaxy Note 8 is also expected to come with a massive 6.3–inch display, vertical dual lens camera set up and a hefty 3700 mAh battery.

Current rumours have the device pegged for launch in early September.

Following last year’s Galaxy Note 7 botched release, which saw Samsung forced to discontinue its flagship phone owing to exploding batteries, much will be riding on the 2017 edition.


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