Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to make its debut in the coming weeks, probably at the IFA 2017 event to be held in Berlin and so far, a lot is flying around regarding the phone.
From what is going on, there is no doubt that the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will have the same design as the one appearing on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that came out earlier this year. In short, you will be seeing the same Infinity Display screen on the Note 8 as what appeared on the S8, but reports claim that the screen size will be slightly bigger than the 6.2 inches used on the Galaxy S8+, with some sections pointing to a 6.3-inch panel and others claiming it will be 6.4 inches in size.
There won’t be any bezels on the edges of the phone, just like with the case of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and in fact, some reports claim that the Galaxy Note 8 will debut with a much better screen to body ratio as compared to the S8 and S8+. Of course, these are not confirmed reports, but they are worth believing based on the sources they are coming from.
In the latest development, there’s more to this Galaxy Note 8 design, but this time, we are onto the back panel. This is an area that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ received too much criticism compared to the rave reviews directed towards the front panels of the pair. The issue that many had with the phones is the placement of the fingerprint scanner.
In the past, Samsung phones have always had the fingerprint scanner placed on the bottom bezel of the front panel. But since the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have close to no bezel, this feature had to be moved to the back. Now that the Galaxy Note 8 will come with the same design on the front panel as the S8 pair, there won’t be room for placing a fingerprint scanner on the front as well.
We’ve heard talk of a Galaxy Note 8 that has a fingerprint scanner hidden under the display screen, but according to a Samsung official, this won’t be possible due to the lack of the necessary technology needed to embed this scanner right into the display screen. In short, the Note 8 will also have the scanner on the back panel, just like the S8 and S8+.
The good side of the story, however, is that the placement of this feature on the Note 8 will be much better as compared to the S8 twins thanks to the dual-lens camera on the back of the phablet. Despite the flak Samsung received for placing the fingerprint scanner on the back of the S8 just next to the main camera, the one on the Note 8 will be liked by many as it is placed farther to the right-hand side of the panel where it’s easy for the forefinger to reach without touching the sensors.
This comes from a 3D CAD drawing that has been extracted from schematics leaked from a company building the phone. This placement is much better and should make it easier for users compared the S8. If the image is indeed true, the Galaxy Note 8 could face no criticism for the location of this feature, something that should help in boosting the phone’s sales following the Note 7 debacle.
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