After Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 Is Reportedly Planning to Move the Finger Print Reader At The Back

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Apr 14, 2017 05:32 PM EDT

The new iPhone 7 is displayed on a table at an Apple store in Manhattan on September 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo : Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

There are high chances that Apple's next phone could have the fingerprint sensor at the back of the device. iPhone 8 is supposed to come with this feature, and if it happens then, it would be a notable change in the usual appearance of the popular smartphone.

According to CNet, Apple is planning a grand celebration of its 10th anniversary by launching a completely redesigned iPhone. Reports reveal that Apple wants to remove the home button and launch a bezel-less phone very much similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and Xiaomi Mi Mix. This is the reason Apple is thinking of taking the fingerprint scanner to the back because it rests on the home button currently.

This particular feature of the fingerprint sensor being located at the back of the of the phone is not unique since some of the models of LG phones and Samsung Galaxy S8 are already having this feature. Apple is planning to go through some rigorous testing before it finally takes the decision for iPhone 8. In February this year, Apple was granted a patent for the fingerprint sensor would be directly put into the touchscreen, which was considered to be a better location as compared to it being on the back of the phone. Thus, Apple is facing a hard time to come up with a decision, revealed Deccan Chronicle.

Analysts believe that there could be three possible ways of dealing with the fingerprint sensor. First of all, Apple can remove the sensor altogether and instead rely on facial recognition or iris scanning. It can delay the availability of iPhone 8 but launch it in September as announced. It finally puts the fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone as in the case of Samsung Galaxy S8. Now, one needs to wait and see what Apple will finally decide for iPhone 8.

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