Galaxy Note 8: The fingerprint reader is on the back of the unit?

Last Update Date : Dec 22. 2017

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Q: The fingerprint reader is on the back of the unit? Will this new location contribute to unintentional smudging of the camera lans?
 
A: Samsung have moved the fingerprint reader to the back to create the Galaxy Note8’s bezel-less* Infinity display and to optimize the design of the device. It’s similar design as the S8 but still little bit rearranged design.
To prevent and /or to reduce possibility of unintentional contamination of the camera lens due to fingerprint recognition, the Flash/HRM part was inserted between the camera and the fingerprint sensor and the distance between camera and fingerprint sensor is increased. 

Galaxy Note 8: The fingerprint reader is on the back of the unit?

*Disclaimer: Bezel-less, full-frontal edge-to-edge screen.

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