Before the release of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+, there were many rumors about the firm creating a device with a near bezel-less display. This would require the physical home button to be removed and the fingerprint reader being relocated. While it would eventually find its way to the rear of the device near the camera, there were also rumors that Samsung had plans to place it under the display. Unfortunately, this would never come to fruition, as time ran out during development.
As we look forward to Samsung's next device, the Galaxy Note8, in hopes that the technology will be mature enough to make an appearance, in what is quite some disappointing news, it appears that the upcoming device will also not have a fingerprint reader under the display.
The report comes in from a Samsung official that states:
"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."
While we will not see the innovation appear on this generation of Samsung's handsets, the firm will continue to work with the company, CrucialTech, in order to make the technology a viable solution in future products.