Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy reveals that an embedded fingerprint scanner is likely
The image of a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy was spotted on Chinese micro-blogging site weibo. A video of this Galaxy Note 8 dummy also exists, showing it next to the obviously much smaller Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Right off the bat, we can see that the new version of Samsung's high-end phablet features a vertically placed dual-camera setup on back, with what looks like a dual LED flash underneath.
Also of great importance is the lack of a fingerprint scanner on the back or the front of the device. This means that Samsung has apparently been able to fix the problem that prevented the company from embedding the biometric reader under the front display. Samsung ended up having to place the Samsung Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ fingerprint scanner on the back, next to the rear-facing camera, because it could not nail down the technology to embed it under the screen.
We expect that the Galaxy Note 8 will come with a 6.3-inch display, powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset in the U.S., and the Exynos 8895 SoC just about everywhere else. It will, of course, come equipped with the S Pen. A 3700mAh battery will be in charge of keeping the lights on. The Galaxy Note 8 could be unveiled between September 1-6 during the 2017 IFA show in Berlin.
Earlier this year, there was talk that the Galaxy Note 8 would be Samsung's first handset to feature a dual-camera setup. That honor will now apparently go to the Samsung Galaxy C10. The latter device will reportedly be released before the Galaxy Note 8.
via Telefoonabonnement (translated)