We had recently reported on leaked renders showing that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 devices would have a slightly redesigned display and more importantly what looked like a confirmed lack of any physical fingerprint scanner. But, as the old adage goes, the more you know, the more you know that you do not know still rings true. Recently news has leaked from a Korean publication, News1 that quotes a Samsung official stating,
“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.”
This, in other words, is an admittance that Samsung has managed to get the technology matured enough to put together a working prototype but not polished enough to the point of mass production. The report further states that Apple is confident enough in its implementation of the technology that it has integrated the same into the iPhone 8. This will not be the end of the line for the technology though as the report also states that Samsung will continue to collaborate with CrucialTec, one of the world’s leading biometric sensor manufacturers.