Cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus confirm placement of fingerprint reader?

Even though we have shown you a number of cases allegedly designed for the Samsung Galaxy S8, none of them match the leaked image of the phone released by Evan Blass. That is, until today. A couple of pictures found on weibo show two cases that are apparently made for the 5.7-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 and the 6.2-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Both units will feature a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560...
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70. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Such a downgrade. Samsung you're a disgrace.

71. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I don't like the placing of the finger print scanner. Although samsung started putting heart rate sensor next to the camera, doesn't mean that people will like putting finger print scanner next to camera. You have to shimmy way up your finger to guess where is the fingerprint scanner and put smudges on the camera. Still waiting for the real unit as of now just a speculation.

75. DaffyDuck

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

The cut outs might indicate dual camera setup next to heart rate sensor and flash the one above the other

82. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

While everyone is so having a feel day about the fingerprint location, if that is even it which we don't even know, I guess this is the only way to unlock a phone now? The Note 7 had an Iris Scanner, which this phone also surely will get. Also, any phone with a FP scanner on the back is a terrible location. But its so funny, how all these other phones have it in this location, but no one talked about smearing the camera. Oh I guess people who would buy such a phone, maybe I guess won't be smart enough to lay the phone upside down and just unlock it as they pick it up. Right? I certainly don't think its a good idea, but I'll hold judgment because we have no idea where its going to be. Samsung said they were working a solution to go under the display, unless its being saved for the Note 8.

85. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

UGLY FPS PLACEMENT, i would guess it is dual camera set up and sensors on the other cut-out.
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