The Samsung Galaxy S8 (and S8 +) has undoubtedly been one of the best terminals that have given us this 2017. Fluid performance and capable of everything, an excellent screen and a photographic section at the height of few have been its main assets for conquering the masses.
What we have not liked so much, nor we nor much of the public has been Samsung’s strategy of placing the fingerprint reader in the back, in a location almost inaccessible for the vast majority of hands. While it is true that we have an iris scanner, this method is not as comfortable as the first. That may be why Samsung could put it back in the front.
Yes, as we read in Sammobile, the future S9 and S9 + from Samsung, for which there is not as much as you think could again have a fingerprint reader on the front of the terminal, although with some variations with respect to generations above. This might assume that Samsung also would not have developed a fingerprint reader in time to deploy it under the screen, as was rumored in its day.
According to the patents that have access to KIPRIS, a South Korean company, this fingerprint reader would invade the screen, as it happens with other elements in the Essential Phone or the new iPhone X. In principle does not seem the best solution, as this measure could have even more rejection than the one it had when it was placed in the back. In addition, this would leave aside the current square shape to move to the circle, something that reminds us unknowingly Apple.
Along with these patents, a number of possible specifications have also been leaked that speak of two versions of the terminal with the same screen sizes as the S8 (5.8 inches for the normal model and 6.2 for the Plus model). In either case, both would mount the latest Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 845 and 6 GB of RAM.