New Note 8 leak shows the fingerprint sensor location

Samsung’s new Note series device, the Galaxy Note 8, is set to be launched in late August this year. As the time comes closer, more and more leaks have been showing up online. The leaks include the design, features and the specifications of the device.

Earlier today, a new leak has been published online showing up the device’s render. What is interesting to see on it, is the fingerprint sensor location that was questionable. We can finally see where its location will be, if this rumor turns out to be true. The image is actually a 3D CAD image, and it was published by BGR. The image showcases the placement of the dual-rear cameras, and of course the new location of the fingerprint sensor.

Previously, the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has been criticized by a lot of users. They were unhappy with the location of the fingerprint sensor on those devices, and now, with this new image leak, we see that Samsung were not listening to their customers. The fingerprint location will be still on the same position as before. There’s still a bit more separated space from the cameras to the fingerprint sensor. Regardless, it will be still harder to reach the sensor without repositioning your palm.

Also, what else can be seen on the leaked render, is the 3.5mm headphone jack, an USB Type-C port, loudspeaker, primary microphone, and the slot for the S-Pen on the bottom of the device. The volume buttons as well as the Bixby button are also on the left side of the device (right side on this image). The curved back design of the Note 8 is also noticeable.

Alongside the specs above, the Note 8 is expected to feature a 6.3-inch QHD+ Infinity Display. The cameras should be 12-megapixel optically stabilized dual-camera setup with dual-pixel phase detection. The device is also expected to be powered up by the Exynos 8895 processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Also, it is rumored that the Note 8 will have smaller battery with 3300 mAh power. The price should be around $1000, and the release date might be in September this year.