Why is the fingerprint reader on the back? Won’t location cause smudging on the camera?

Last Update date : 2017.12.12


Samsung moved the fingerprint reader on the back for the following three reasons:


1. Feedback & Familiarity: Galaxy users are used to having a HRM sensor in the same position

    and we received positive feedback from customers regarding its position.


2. Infinity Display¹ : We have moved the fingerprint reader to the back to create the Galaxy S8’s

    bezel-less display.


3. Battery: To optimize the design of the device and create room for the battery.



Contents Satisfaction Survey

Q1. Is this content helpful?

Q2. How satisfied were you with this content?

Q3. Tell us what you think. What could we have done to answer your question better?

Need Service? Service Center Locations

Share this item

Close Share pop-up

Thank you!

We appreciate you filling in this questionnaire and thank you for helping us improve the Samsung.com website.