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New leak confirms Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 design

A new report, backed with an alleged drawing of the Note8, claims that the fingerprint reader will go on the back of the device

Lana Jelic | Jun 28, 2017 at 9:34 am CDT (1 min, 56 secs time to read)

Samsung should announce the Galaxy Note8 this summer, and Evan Blass recently revealed some specs about the upcoming phone.

According to him, the Note8 will feature a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with 18:5:9 aspect ratio. It will come with an S Pen stylus and a dual rear camera setup. Blass reports that the phone won't be powered by Qualcomm's yet to be announced Snapdragon 836, but will instead feature Snapdragon 835, the same processor as the Galaxy S8. However, the device will come with 6GB of RAM. The Note8 is also expected to have a 3,300 mAh battery, which is less than what the Galaxy S8+ has, which seems odd.

New leak confirms Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 design | TweakTown.com

There are some questions that are yet to be answered about the phone, the biggest one being - what is happening with the fingerprint sensor? When Samsung revealed the Galaxy S8 and S8+, one of the biggest downsides of the phone was the position of the fingerprint sensor, placed right next to the camera on the back of the phone. We know that Samsung has planned to embed the fingerprint sensor under the glass on the front of the device, but due to certain problems, they had to give up on the idea.

It was expected that the company would resolve the problem and embed the biometric fingerprint reader under the phone's display on the upcoming Galaxy Note8, but recent reports suggest that the company is still having issues.

Now, a new report, backed with an alleged drawing of the Note8, claims that the fingerprint reader will go on the back of the device.

The drawing shows the back of the phone and confirms dual camera setup, but it also shows that the fingerprint reader will go right next to the camera on the back.

The drawing was obtained by BGR and is based on schematics that came directly from the factory tasked with building the new phone.

If the report is true, undoubtedly many will be disappointed with the lack of fingerprint scanner embedded under the glass on the front of the phone. Especially considering that the Note8 is expected carry an almost $1,000 price tag...

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:46 pm CDT

NEWS SOURCE:bgr.com
Lana Jelic

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Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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