Samsung’s on-screen fingerprint tech said to be riddled with brightness issues

The Samsung Galaxy S9 will probably be the first to arrive with a on-screen fingerprint scanner

Not so long ago it was believed Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy Note 8 phablet will arrive with a fingerprint scanner embedded into the display. Sadly, this information was recently refuted by a Samsung official who explained that the technology is not yet ready for mass production.

Now an industry source reveals the reason or one of the reasons why Samsung decided against equipping the Galaxy Note 8 with the new tech. According to a post on China’s micro-blogging site, Weibo the current technology has a tendency causes brightness imbalance issues where the area containing the scanner appears to be a lot brighter than the rest of the display (as can be noticed in the render above).

The awkward fingerprint scanner placement is one of the few complaints voiced by Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners since the phones got release and probably the main reason why the company has been trying to integrate the new technology in its next flagship design. However, it seems the time constraint will prevent Samsung from solving the various technical challenges associated with it in time for the Galaxy Note 8 launch.

Speaking of which, Samsung is trying to beat Apple and its upcoming iPhone 8 to the market. It’s the reason why we heard rumors claiming the Galaxy Note 8 will be unveiled as soon as mid-August. However, some industry insiders believe the phone will launch during the IFA 2017 tradeshow in Berlin, while others suspect Samsung’s next-gen Note model will arrive later than usual, sometime in September.

While it’s only natural to be worried about the competition, Samsung’s main focus shouldn’t be launching the Galaxy Note 8 on the market before the iPhone 8, but to make absolutely sure – through elaborated safety tests and measures – that another Galaxy Note7 scenario doesn’t come to pass this year.