In last week Samsung Galaxy S8 appeared a masterclass in design. Now another leak shows Samsung was done something stupidly.
The new leak by CNet Korea suggest that the upcoming samsung Galaxy S8 have finger print sensor on back of the device and besides of the camera on top of back of the device. The website create a schematic of Galaxy S8 by the information , what it have. The renders matched with prototype leak and shows the Samsung not only changing the position of finger print sensor and it also placed at top of the beside of the camera.
Instead the schematics show Samsung has positioned the sensor at the top right of the phone beside the camera and this results in three key mistakes:
Firstly being higher up means it is harder to reach which will affect anyone with smaller hands, such as – well – all women! Secondly placing it to the right side may make it easier to use right handed, but harder to use if you are left handed or if you simply need to unlock your phone with your other hand. It happens. Thirdly the position means you’re going to accidentally put your fingers on the camera lens a lot. This will build up grease and dirt in the last place where you want it.
Am I making a mountain out of a molehill? I don’t think so. The fingerprint sensor has become the defacto way of unlocking a smartphone, something research says we do up to 130 times every single day. This means what initially could be a minor irritant will become highly annoying in a very short space of time.
Of course there’s the possibly CNet’s report and the matching information last week could be wrong. It happened before when early leaks suggested the Galaxy S8 would remove the headphone jack, something every subsequent report (including CNet’s) has denied. Then again this is February and the Galaxy S8 launches soon so I suspect the final design has been locked down for some time.
The good news is the Galaxy S8’s larger display, slick design and inevitably upgraded camera mean it will probably still be a massive success. But it remains frustrating to see Samsung get such a basic yet integral part of this phone badly wrong.