One of the rumored features of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 is that Samsung will be ditching the home button and could possibly be employing the use of an on-screen fingerprint scanner. However subsequent leaked photos revealed that Samsung has instead chosen to move the scanner to the back of the phone next to the camera’s lens.
It’s an odd placement and for those wondering why, apparently it is because the company “ran out of time”. In a report out of Korea, industry sources are claiming that Samsung and Synaptics were working together to develop the technology, but it seems that despite Samsung’s investment into the company, the results were “frustrating”.
With the phone needing to go into production soon, it seems that the company decided to scrap that idea and relocate the fingerprint scanner to the back of the phone instead, as we have seen in the photos. Whether or not the report is true remains to be seen, but this isn’t the first time we have companies openly admit that some features were cut due to the lack of time.
Not to mention with the supposed rush job that was the Note 7 that led to rather disastrous consequences for the company, we’re pretty sure Samsung has learnt their lesson about rushing out new features for the sake of it. In the meantime we have also heard rumors that Samsung could be using a facial recognition system for the Galaxy S8, but we will find out all the official details at the end of the month.