Galaxy Note 9 will finally put the finger scanner in a good place
by Daniel Petrov / Jun 11, 2018, 2:03 AM
CAD-based renders of the Note 9 that were circulated last week and depicted a horizontal dual camera that has the finger scanner positioned beneath it, but with more separation between the reader and the lenses above it than what we have now on, say, the Galaxy S9+.
The latter's vertical camera places the lower lens exactly where your index finger goes, risking lens smudges, so hitting the scanner requires some learning curve.
With the Note 9, however, Samsung evidently turned the camera 90 degrees and lifted the fingerprint reader up a bit, thus eventually making it easier to hit without always worrying about smudging the lens.
One small change for Samsung, one big step for ergonomics, but we hope there are more positive surprises with the Note 9, like, ahem, a larger battery, for instance, and the rumored close-to-4000 mAh capacity might tickle just that dream of the Note line aficionados.
- Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
- Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)
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The S9 is a good place.....
posted on Jun 11, 2018, 3:33 AM 1
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Agreed, if they can't do in-display right then the S9/+ is as good as they're getting at the moment. In fact this configuration means the scanner is higher up which might still be a stretch for some users. Maybe Daniel meant to cite the S8 series for suboptimal scanner ergonomics.
posted on Jun 11, 2018, 3:38 AM 1
Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 31, 2011
How on earth is that a good place? That's ridiculously far up the back of the phone. Anyone without the hands of a basketball player will struggle to reach that comfortably. Move it down 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch, and then it might be in a good place.
posted on Jun 11, 2018, 6:31 AM 3
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I have hands of a basketball player, hence the reason why I love the FPS placement of the s8+ and Note 8. I thought I was gonna die of arthritis pain when I'd first bought the s8 and T-Mobile gave me a courtesy restock fee waiver when they noticed how stupid I looked with a phone the size of a charger in my hand lol
posted on Jun 11, 2018, 9:09 AM 1
Posts: 294; Member since: Feb 13, 2014
Still too high and too close to the camera. Ideal place will be 1-2 cm lower like the pixel 2xl.
posted on Jun 11, 2018, 7:08 AM 3
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