We know that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released in the second half of this year, but the exact date is still elusive.
However, according to a new report, the South Korean giant is working on a late August release date for the Galaxy Note 8, a statement that goes against earlier rumors that had placed the phone’s release to early August. The Galaxy Note 7 came to life on the second day of August 2016, but this year’s model could set things back a little with an end of August launch.
Samsung already did the same with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, where the two were unveiled in late March and released a few weeks later. In short, this is not a strange choice of dates, but what might surprise many fans of the Galaxy Note 8 is the placement of the fingerprint scanner.
So far, we are adamant that the design of the Galaxy Note 8 will not be different from what we see on the Galaxy S8. Previously, it had been hinted that the Note 8 will be the first Sammy device to ship with an in-display fingerprint scanner, but from the look of things, it appears that this won’t be the case.
According to a report sourced from South Korean website Naver, this technology is not ready for implementation on the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung has reportedly made every effort to bring this feature to the Note 8, but due to various technical limitations that include security, the company has decided not to install it on the flagship.
The development of the in-display fingerprint scanner, however, is still on. This means that we could still see this feature appear on a Samsung device in future, possibly the Galaxy S9. Prior to the Galaxy Note 8, it was expected that the S8 will be the one to debut this feature, but Samsung chose to go with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, which was not well received.
Now that the tech company has seemingly confirmed that the Galaxy Note 8 will not have a fingerprint scanner on the display screen, it’s possible that the feature could keep its place on the back of the phone, just like the Galaxy S8. This is true since the same design language will be used, where the phone will reportedly ship with a 6.3-inch curved display screen, a dual-lens camera setup on the back and a relatively small 3200mAh battery unit.
Remember, these are just rumors and not an official communication from Samsung. As a result, take them with a grain of salt.