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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will not feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, could be launched before iPhone 8

Galaxy Note 8 is most probably the next flagship smartphone from Samsung and also an effort to get in track with the Note series after the Note 7 fiasco. There have been a few rumours surfing online from a while regarding the features and technology of the Galaxy Note 8. Though there’s no certainty of what the smartphone will come with, but a recent leak now gives us an idea of what it will not be holding.

According to report by a North Korean publication News1, a Samsung official has confirmed that the company won’t be embracing a display-integrated fingerprint sensor on its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. As quoted by the Samsung official in the report, it reads, “We made every effort to install a display-integrated fingerprint sensor on Galaxy Note 8, but we decided not to install it on this strategic phone due to various technical limitations such as security.”

Apart from this, there’s also a separate report which claims that the Galaxy Note 8 will be hitting the shelves before the iPhone 8. As suggested by the Korean media, the Galaxy Note 8 could be launched ahead of the iPhone 8’s arrival. Korean Herald, citing industry sources, claims that Galaxy Note 8 will come with the same ‘Infinity display’ as that of the Galaxy S8 and will launch in August this year. iPhone 8 launch is already said to be delayed by a month or more, but even if it launches on the usual date, Note 8 would still be arriving early considering Apple’s habit of unveiling its smartphone no sooner than September.

To recall, as per the leaked specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is said to sport a 6.3-inch display, most probably with QHD resolution and could be powered by a Snapdragon 835 or an Exynos SoC along with 6 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. The previous leaks also suggest that the Phablet will come with a dual camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens supporting dual photodiode and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens. The report also stated that it will support 3X optical zoom, dual 6P lenses and dual OIS as well.

Abhinav Harde

Abhinav covers daily Tech news and updates on ‘Best Tech Guru’. He is an Electronics Engineer and a big gadget lover. He is obsessed with technology and has great passion for writing.

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