Synaptics announces what could be the Samsung Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner

Synaptics announces what could be the Samsung Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner
It has long been rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S8 might feature a nearly bezel-less display, with minimal bottom bezels. This created other rumors, saying that the fingerprint scanner on the next Galaxy will probably be under the screen's glass, instead of being integrated into a physical home button.

Today, Synaptics, one of Samsung's suppliers of fingerprint scanners, announced a new model, which could very well make a commerical debut in the Samsung Galaxy S8. The new “optical fingerprint sensors are designed for placement under the cover glass, including 2.5D glass, located in the front, bottom bezel of devices”, says Synaptics. And this sounds awfully familiar to what we've been hearing so far.

The new fingerprint scanners will also excel at working with wet fingertips, so you shouldn't have any problems using them in the shower, unless your device isn't waterproof, which will raise more important concerns than whether you can unlock your phone with a single finger.

Since the sensor will be hidden behind the glass of its respective smartphone, it should also be more durable. We will have to wait and see, though, if scratching the glass above it will affect its performance.

If rumors are to be believed, we won't have to wait too long, as the new Samsung flagship should be released in Spring, 2017.

Synaptics announces what could be the Samsung Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner
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source: Synaptics via AndroidAuthority

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14 Comments

1. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 370; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

"Synaptics announces what could the the Samsung Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner" That title just confused me to all hell.

2. Rydsmith unregistered

Titles like that are why I have no sympathy for using adblock on their website.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just ignore the the the part

12. buccob

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

it still would make no sense....

4. Landon

Posts: 1219; Member since: May 07, 2015

...what could *be* the Samsung S8 fingerprint scanner Anyways, they should make this screen shatterproof since both phones (allegedly) will be curved.

14. Damian.M

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

That was one nasty (missed) error on my part, though. Thanks.

5. galaxy-gear

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

S8 will be thes best phone of 2017

9. Papa_Ji

Posts: 759; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Until NOTE 8 arrive..

6. palmguy

Posts: 950; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

The the the the the the the the Samsung! :-D

8. torr310

Posts: 1604; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

If the glass is broken, the fingerprint scanner will not work.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

False. You can crack the glass and the touch still works...right? Geez dude...grow a brain.

10. Khyron

Posts: 396; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Who use your smart Phone while is taking a shower?

11. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1261; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Because it's waterproof in the shower?

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Cause i guess the shower is the only place where there is water? What about in the rain? Pool?

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