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iPhone 8 Rear Touch ID Sensor Rumour Resurfaces


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Jun 18, 2010
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According to a new research note from Hong-Kong-based CLSA analysts Sebastian Hou and Brian Chen, via MacRumours, there is a “high chance” that the OLED iPhone 8 will have a rear Touch ID sensor.

“Both Samsung and Apple tried to enable in-display fingerprint sensing on full-screen OLED phones in 2017,” said Hou and Chen, “but their optical tech seems immature and the major iPhone 8 bottleneck. Some thus speculate the fingerprint sensor will be removed and replaced by 3D sensing. Our latest supply chain checks indicate the iPhone 8 will still have the sensor given security, user-friendliness, and a need for payments infrastructure, but there is a high chance it will be on the back like Samsung’s Galaxy S8.”

CLSA even provided a schematic that showed the placing of the Touch ID sensor on the rear of the phone, sited just below the Apple logo. This could be in order to avoid the many complaints about the awkward position of the fingerprint sensor on the rear of Samsung’s Galaxy S8.

Source: Rumors Persist About Apple Placing Touch ID on Back of iPhone 8