Oh No! Samsung Galaxy S8 Duo Will Not Feature Virtual Fingerprint Recognition

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ have been making the rounds in the rumor mill. The latest, is the fact that both smartphones won’t feature virtual fingerprint recognition. Sad huh?

The virtual fingerprint recognition isn’t the regular fingerprint sensor we tend to see on most smartphones. This basically entails being able to unlock your phone by placing your finger on the screen.

Samsung Galaxy s8 virtual fingerprint recognition

While users have been looking forward to that feature on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Duo based on the leaks, that won’t be coming to limelight.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Will Not Have Virtual Fingerprint Recognition On Board

Based on report, this was based on the fact that Synaptics, a California-based firm, failed to develop the technology on time.

According to theinvestor.co.kr:


“Samsung poured resources into Synaptics’ fledgling technology last year but the results were frustrating,” a source briefed on the matter told The Investor on condition of anonymity.

“With the production imminent, the company had to decide to relocate the fingerprint scanning home button to the back of the device at the last minute.”

Virtual fingerprint recognition is one feature we are looking forward to having on the iPhone 8. And courtesy of the fact that the Galaxy S8 won’t be having the feature as expected, the iPhone 8 could be stealing the show. Not only is the iPhone 8 likely to get the new virtual, 3-D camera for facial recognition may likely be deployed as well.

Most recent Samsung phones tend to feature the regular fingerprint scanner on the home button. Thereby making the home button double as home button and fingerprint unlock. However, that wouldn’t be the case with the S8.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8+ will be having it’s fingerprint scanner at the back of the device. Next to the rear-facing camera lens.

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaked image samsung galaxy s8 fingerprint sensor

Although there are speculations that the iPhone 8 will feature Virtual fingerprint recognition, there are still some doubts.

According to an official of a local display Tech firm:

“It is still extremely difficult to develop transparent sensors and components to be used for an all-screen smartphone.”

As compensation, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is also rumored to feature an advanced facial recognition software as well as an Iris scanner. The face scanner is expected to take less than 0.01 second to unlock.

Pending the time the Samsung Galaxy S8 is being officially launched, let’s take every information about the device with a pinch of salt.

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