02-23-2017 03:18 PM
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  1. Benji96's Avatar
    Guys, calm down. It's just a render based on the leaked picture, and not a leaked press picture. You can find more information about different renders and leaked photos on this Twitter page. He made the latest render image.
    01-30-2017 01:29 PM
  2. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    And quite frankly, we don't know what that sensor on the back is actually for yet.
    01-30-2017 03:13 PM
  3. Benji96's Avatar
    That's the other thing. It is most likely to be the fingerprint scanner, though. What else would it be?
    01-30-2017 03:16 PM
  4. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    That's the other thing. It is most likely to be the fingerprint scanner, though. What else would it be?
    I don't know. I have a hard time making judgements based on leaks with no context.
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    01-30-2017 03:27 PM
  5. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Stupid, stupid place for fingerprint scanner. Holding out here for Note 8 which I guess will have the same dumb placement!

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    Maybe they'll have the in screen one working by time the Note 8 comes out.
    And quite frankly, we don't know what that sensor on the back is actually for yet.
    It's got to be a FPS. That's exactly what they look like. Multiple leaks say it'll be on the back. The only other option would be in screen and it sounds like they haven't gotten that one figured out.
    01-30-2017 04:05 PM
  6. wolfedude88's Avatar
    I mean considering the guy who leaked it(Evan Blass), said its the finger print reader I would think he is correct.
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    01-30-2017 05:21 PM
  7. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I mean considering the guy who leaked it(Evan Blass), said its the finger print reader I would think he is correct.
    Even still, I'll wait to find if this was a leak of the the actual S8 final build or an early prototype.

    Just a month ago, people were ******** about the headphone jack being axed by Samsung. Turns out it wasn't true.
    01-30-2017 07:46 PM
  8. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Even still, I'll wait to find if this was a leak of the the actual S8 final build or an early prototype.

    Just a month ago, people were ******** about the headphone jack being axed by Samsung. Turns out it wasn't true.
    Well I'll just say, Blass is rarely wrong and one of the guys over at Android Police was saying he had heard that it was going to be up and to the side. Then the pic came out. I think that's what it's going to be.
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    01-30-2017 08:44 PM
  9. donm527's Avatar
    Exactly!

    http://www.droid-life.com/2017/01/30...gerprint-dumb/

    The real S8 - as tweeted by @evleaks-samsung-fingerprint-reader-2-4-438x292.jpg

    The fingerprint sensor location looks stupid to me. Holding my S6 to get an idea... one handed op your index is near full stretch and it looks better positioned for right handed users then left handed users like me. Just like the capacitive buttons to me seem designed for right hand users with the back button on wrong side. :/
    01-30-2017 09:02 PM
  10. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Well I'll just say, Blass is rarely wrong and one of the guys over at Android Police was saying he had heard that it was going to be up and to the side. Then the pic came out. I think that's what it's going to be.
    Rarely wrong and NEVER wrong are two different things. And even if it is the case, without actual time spent with the phone, we don't even know if it's the only way to unlock it.

    Once again, context.
    01-30-2017 09:12 PM
  11. amyf27's Avatar
    Rarely wrong and NEVER wrong are two different things. And even if it is the case, without actual time spent with the phone, we don't even know if it's the only way to unlock it.

    Once again, context.
    There are at least two ways to unlock that phone. There are 2 ways with the older samsungs.
    Even still, I'll wait to find if this was a leak of the the actual S8 final build or an early prototype.

    Just a month ago, people were ******** about the headphone jack being axed by Samsung. Turns out it wasn't true.
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    01-31-2017 04:21 AM
  12. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    There are at least two ways to unlock that phone. There are 2 ways with the older samsungs.
    This. Iris scanner will be the other way.
    01-31-2017 08:30 AM
  13. marlin29311's Avatar
    Has no one pointed out that the fingerprint reader is not squared up against the camera and flash module? While it looks like it has roughly the same height as the camera and flash modules, its placed off parallel with the 2 other modules, which would make 0 sense in design language.

    Also, Samsung has never placed the flash module to the left of the camera lens - if they're using the same camera setup, why would they flip it? This is also not to mention that putting the finger print reader there completely skews the ambidextrous nature of having a finger print reader - no other phone has even considered that, and it would be totally off-putting IMO.

    The picture itself still looks highly suspect. Lighting/shadowing inconsistencies, "SAMSUNS," the distorted and strangely placed USB C port, the fact that it doesn't line up with the rest of the case-maker leaks (which I feel like would be more likely be right vs this leak, considering what happened with the S7 and Edge), the old "edge" shaping of the phone vs the new style.

    Take this and all leaks with a grain of salt.
    01-31-2017 09:48 AM
  14. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Has no one pointed out that the fingerprint reader is not squared up against the camera and flash module? While it looks like it has roughly the same height as the camera and flash modules, its placed off parallel with the 2 other modules, which would make 0 sense in design language.

    Also, Samsung has never placed the flash module to the left of the camera lens - if they're using the same camera setup, why would they flip it? This is also not to mention that putting the finger print reader there completely skews the ambidextrous nature of having a finger print reader - no other phone has even considered that, and it would be totally off-putting IMO.

    The picture itself still looks highly suspect. Lighting/shadowing inconsistencies, "SAMSUNS," the distorted and strangely placed USB C port, the fact that it doesn't line up with the rest of the case-maker leaks (which I feel like would be more likely be right vs this leak, considering what happened with the S7 and Edge), the old "edge" shaping of the phone vs the new style.

    Take this and all leaks with a grain of salt.
    This is what I've been saying. It's way too early to just be blindly trusting leaks like these, I don't care who they're from. The S8 is barely going into mass production, and we don't even know yet how the regular S8 will differ from its Plus counterpart.
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    01-31-2017 12:41 PM
  15. amyf27's Avatar
    Will be very I terested to see the actual reveal of the S8/S8Plus so we see factual specs and photo details
    01-31-2017 12:54 PM
  16. 103Softail's Avatar
    I've used the LgV20 which had fingerprint on the back and it's not hard to get used to. Just set the locking timer for after 30 minutes of non activity or set it up for smart unlock and you'll not need to use it that often anyway. Maybe S8 will have a tap to wake feature built in, or you could use Bixby or OK Google to wake it, so you're not having to pick it up
    ........and with a thick case??
    01-31-2017 01:58 PM
  17. amyf27's Avatar
    ........and with a thick case??
    That's why I've done when I had my LgV20 and it worked great. I miss that phone actualy. If the S8 doesn't produce what I'm looking for I might make the jump from my edge to the v20, since I also have a Note 5
    01-31-2017 02:53 PM
  18. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    Im hoping the picture above is true... i see a headphone jack!
    02-02-2017 10:29 AM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Rarely wrong and NEVER wrong are two different things. And even if it is the case, without actual time spent with the phone, we don't even know if it's the only way to unlock it.

    Once again, context.
    True but -- they aren't just going to not have a FP scanner so it would make sense to have it somewhere on the back. I don't see them axing that feature.
    02-02-2017 01:20 PM
  20. Climb14er's Avatar
    I stopped using the fingerprint scanner on the Note 5 and went to the four digit pin. Much easier to use and in the event of security, the pin is more secure. The movement of the scanner to the back is unfortunate and another idiotic Sammy design. But it's not worth freaking out about. 😉
    02-02-2017 01:28 PM
  21. chyeo1979's Avatar
    Maybe they'll have the in screen one working by time the Note 8 comes out.

    It's got to be a FPS. That's exactly what they look like. Multiple leaks say it'll be on the back. The only other option would be in screen and it sounds like they haven't gotten that one figured out.
    Just a crazy wish, is it possible beside the fingerprint scanner at the back, S8 will also include the rumoured on-screen fingerprint sensor?
    02-02-2017 07:32 PM
  22. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Just a crazy wish, is it possible beside the fingerprint scanner at the back, S8 will also include the rumoured on-screen fingerprint sensor?
    I'm sure they could do it, but it would be a waste. Prices high enough, I don't want to pay for two of them. That would be awesome if it had both though, but I just don't see it happening lol.
    02-02-2017 07:35 PM
  23. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    If it does turn out to be the case, I'll still have 3 alternative ways to unlock the phone. FPS if I'm holding the device, double tap to wake/4 digit code if it's lying flat. And Iris scanner when I want to be fancy.

    Not a big deal.
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    02-02-2017 08:54 PM
  24. donm527's Avatar
    LG started this with the G2... it's funny that many criticized their design putting a button on back. Maybe it will be the same with Samsungs button to the right... but I still prefer mine in the center like the rumored G6 below.

    Really like these leaked pics and hope true... liking the brushed metal look in back.

    LG G6 leaks from multiple angles

    The real S8 - as tweeted by @evleaks-a95dd34d2b124055a9d2eac3ed288f70.jpg

    True but -- they aren't just going to not have a FP scanner so it would make sense to have it somewhere on the back. I don't see them axing that feature.
    02-03-2017 09:14 PM
  25. Almeuit's Avatar
    LG started this with the G2... it's funny that many criticized their design putting a button on back. Maybe it will be the same with Samsungs button to the right... but I still prefer mine in the center like the rumored G6 below.

    Really like these leaked pics and hope true... liking the rushed metal look in back.

    LG G6 leaks from multiple angles

    Attachment 251625
    That is how most designs go -- most hate it at first since most hate change but once they try it they realize it isn't so bad.
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    02-03-2017 09:16 PM
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