Perhaps it was too soon to celebrate the Galaxy Note 8’s best features. Or maybe we will still end up being pleasantly surprised. Such are the inherent risks of relying unconfirmed sources. And yet here’s one more. According to Korean media, Samsung might disappoint fans for a second time this year, with the Galaxy Note 8 now said to not have a fingerprint scanner under the screen yet again.
OEMs might have bitten off more than they could chew too soon in the rush to banish almost all bezels. Displacing the home button from the front meant finding a new home for the fingerprint scanner. Unlike the likes of LG that had that solved long ago, Samsung and Apple sought solve that problem in an innovative and probably too ambitious way.