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How to set up the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note 8

After setting it up, you can unlock your phone with a fingerprint.

Fingerprint sensors offer a viable alternative to unlocking your phone with a pattern, or having no security on your phone at all. While the sensor of the Note 8 is a bit peskier for some folks to reach, it can make unlocking your phone easier in a pinch. We’ve got all the details on how to set up and personalize this feature!

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The Bluboo S2 could launch with an under the screen fingerprint reader (Sponsored)

We’ve been telling you for a while now about the new breed of Bluboo devices. The cell phone manufacturer is pushing the engineering limits on what smartphones can look like. While some see it following in the footsteps of Samsung, it’s actually breaking more ground than people might realize. Bluboo released the S1 earlier this […]

Samsung could be sticking with the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for the Galaxy S9

Ugh. I’ve made no secret of my love for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, but the one thing that holds it back from truly being great is the fingerprint scanner. Some, including myself, have been saying for a while now that all phones are great and choosing your next phone comes down to finding the […]

Qualcomm are making fingerprint sensors embedded in displays

One of the main reasons bezels still exist is to host a button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. This could all be about to change as Qualcomm are making a sensor that it says will work embedded under a display. The Galaxy S8 is one of the first devices to feature an almost bezel-less […]

Qualcomm’s ambitious new fingerprint sensors work through touchscreens

Qualcomm wants you to unlock your phone in ways you haven’t before.

Qualcomm wants in on the fingerprint sensor madness, since every phone these days has one — or should — and the company basically owns every other part of the animal, so why not another?

Dubbed Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors, the term encompasses three main input methods: Display, Metal, and Glass. The first is both the most interesting and requires the longest wait, since it represents the  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8 renders purport to show large dimensions, rear fingerprint sensor

Could this be the Galaxy Note 8?

Still a couple months out from seeing the Galaxy Note 8 for real, renders have surfaced purporting to show the next big phone from Samsung. These “leaked” renders, offered up by 91Mobiles and @onleaks, are actually constructed using factory CAD information — meaning they’re made after the fact to look like a complete phone, rather than the typical leaks we see of actual completed device renders from a company.

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Evernote for Android gains fingerprint unlock feature (in beta)

You’ve probably heard of Evernote – the popular cross-platform app which allows users to create quick notes in several formats. This week we bring good news for Android fans of the app, as the much request fingerprint security feature has become available to some. The feat would allow users to easily secure their notes in […]

Galaxy Note 8 could debut in late August without in-display fingerprint

August 26 could be Note 8 day — but the phone may miss out on the much anticipated in-display fingerprint sensor.

According to two separate reports, Samsung looks set to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 at a late August event. Reuters says a Note 8 with a display “marginally larger” than the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus will break cover towards the end of August in New York City. Korean outlet Naver pins the date down to August  [Read More…]

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

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 […]

Vivo could be the first to launch a smartphone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor

Vivo could edge out Samsung and other companies in launching a phone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor.

Samsung failed in its attempt to integrate a fingerprint sensor into the screen of the Galaxy S8, and it now looks like Vivo will be the first company to roll out a device with an on-screen fingerprint sensor. A leaked video on Weibo shows off a Vivo phone that looks a lot like the X9 Plus, albeit with an optical fingerprint sensor  [Read More…]