The Samsung Galaxy S8 device will be released on April 21, 2017, but it seems that there is an issue with this flagship smartphone that could be very annoying for many users.
We remind you that Samsung has unveiled its latest smartphone at major Unpacked events in New York and London, last week. The device comes with an Infinity display that stretched across the entire front of the phone, which makes it one of the best looking devices that were ever released.
The Galaxy S8 comes in two variants of chipsets and processors. Below we will give you some details of the new model:
- Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 Octa;
- Processor: Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) or Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz);
- Graphics card: Adreno 540;
- RAM: 4GB of RAM;
- Internal storage: 64GB;
- External storage: supports a microSD card up to 256GB;
- Primary camera: 12MP;
- Secondary camera: 8MP;
- Battery: 3000 mAh (non-removable).
The fingerprint scanner feature is not something new on the device, but it is now found on the rear case. However, that’s not an unusual move made by Samsung, as we’ve seen many Android OS smartphones with the fingerprint scanner in that rear side. Unfortunately, Samsung made a mistake, because it placed the fingerprint scanner right next to the camera lens, while most phones have it situated underneath the camera.
There are reports saying that the company initially wanted to use the new technology to keep the scanner on the front of the device, but they had to change their plans after some mixed results.
Unfortunately, this last minute decision is causing some serious problems for the Galaxy S8 device. It seems that since the scanner is so close to the camera, there are high chances that your camera lenses will be full of fingerprints, which can be quite annoying when you want to take a fast photo.
In addition, Samsung improved the iris technology and has introduced the facial recognition on the Galaxy S8. This means that the device will be able to recognize the face of the owner even in some “challenging” conditions. However, there are already rumors saying that the “face recognition feature will not be very good, because using a simple photo with the owner would unlock the device.