Samsung is believed to be working on an optical fingerprint sensor that will be integrated into the display itself. The company is rumored to introduce this technology with the Galaxy Note 8 later this year. However, latest reports have suggested that Samsung is facing issues getting the in-screen fingerprint sensor technology ready in time for the new flagship. The company is apparently dealing with an uneven display brightness issue that just doesn’t seem to want to go away.

It was first expected that Samsung was going to integrate an optical fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy S8. The company wasn’t able to do that owing to rumored problems in finishing the technology in time for the release.

The rumor mill then felt comfortable with predicting that the Galaxy Note 8 would now be the first Samsung smartphone to feature an optical fingerprint sensor. However, if recent reports are to be believed, that may not be the case.

According to a new report, an implementation of the in-screen fingerprint sensor was tested on the Galaxy Note 8’s display. The result is said to be imperfect because of uneven display brightness. It’s said that the area of the display which contains the fingerprint sensor appears brighter than the rest of the display.

Samsung is working to fix that but it’s believed that the company may not be able to do that in time for the expected August launch of the Galaxy Note 8. None of this has been officially confirmed so nothing is set in stone as yet.

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