Samsung Galaxy S8 could feature optical fingerprint recognition


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Earlier this week Samsung confirmed the Galaxy S8 launch for early next year. Now latest rumor from China reveals that this will be the world’s first smartphone to feature optical fingerprint recognition technology so that the fingerprint sensor could be embedded inside the display itself instead of placing it under the home button.

It is doubtful if this will be accurate and faster compared to ultrasonic fingerprint recognition that is currently being used in the Xiaomi Mi 5s smartphone. Even some recent rumors claimed that Samsung will remove the home button from the Galaxy S8.

According to earlier rumors the Samsung Galaxy S8 is rumored to pack a 5.5-inch 4K display, suitable for VR, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or Samsung Exynos 8895 10nm SoCs and pack 6GB of RAM. Rumors also say that Samsung will expand the curved display to the top and bottom edges of the phone for a full-screen curved look.

Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in February and launch it in March.

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