Samsung is having problems with the in–screen fingerprint scanner planned for the Galaxy Note 8, reports suggest, and could now opt to ditch the technology altogether.
An anonymous insider, with knowledge of Samsung’s plans, has revealed that the embedded fingerprint scanner is causing glitches with the display’s brightness.
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He also claims that the screen appears brighter in the area around the scanner, which Samsung considers to be a deal-breaker.
Until recently, leaked renders and rumours pointed towards Samsung debuting the next–generation biometric tech with the Galaxy Note 8.
It had hoped to do so with the Galaxy S8, but instead had to place the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device to facilitate that phone’s bezel–free screen.
Now tech-watchers are predicting it is likely to do the same with the Galaxy Note 8 and will wait to refine its in–screen fingerprint scanner for launch with next year’s Galaxy S9.
The move is likely to be a major blow for Samsung, especially as Apple’s iPhone 8 is now expected to beat it to the punch by incorporating Touch ID in its display.
However, after the exploding battery issues with last year’s Galaxy Note 7, it’s unlikely Samsung wants to take any chances.