A recent Weibo post indicated that Samsung’s next flagship bearer, Samsung Galaxy S8 might feature an optical fingerprint sensor. If this is true, then it will bring a new definition to the fingerprint technology and Galaxy S8 will be the world’s first Smartphone to feature it!
As per recent news, Samsung is focusing so much on finding the problems of Note 7, that it is ready to push the release of Galaxy S8. Therefore it is hard to get carried away by this indication.
Speaking about specifications, previous reports indicated that Galaxy S8 would be more like a full-screen affair like Xiaomi Mi MIX. A fingerprint scanner was also expected along with a physical home button.
Interestingly, an optical fingerprint scanner is expected to be more accurate in terms of speed than even the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. This optical fingerprint scanning technology can scan fingerprints through glass plates. Therefore, it gives a definite meaning and applies to the indications of a supposed full-screen endeavors.
We are expecting a front facing configuration of this fingerprint sensor because that will make sense of Samsung’s innovation and exploring techniques.