So, about that Galaxy S8 fingerprint reader positioning...


Day after day, we are getting more and more leaks, schematics, and whatnot, which shows us a Galaxy S8 with a very, very impressive screen-to-body ratio and a pretty confusing fingerprint scanner placement.

Yes, according to the leaks, the home button, which Samsung has had for years, will be gone from the front — due to the phone's bottom bezel being so thin, no doubt — and will be moved to the back. But, to our surprise, when the first visual leaks came about, they showed the biometric sensor not to be in a central position on the phone's behind. Nope, it's offset to the right of the camera, causing us to wonder whether that would be comfortable and how many times we would accidentally smudge up the camera glass, trying to reach the scanner.

Assuming the pictures and schematics we've seen are of the real thing, that placement could be annoying for some. What are your thoughts?

(Assuming it's real) What do you think about the S8 fingerprint scanner placement?

That's fine, I believe I can easily learn to hit it consistently
18.29%
Eh, not a fan, but it's not a dealbreaker
35.45%
Doesn't matter. I'll be using the iris scanner anyway!
7.96%
That's terrible. I would reconsider buying an S8 because of it
38.3%

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI

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