Opinion: Potential Galaxy S8 Fingerprint Reader Location is Dumb

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When news got out that Samsung was likely to scrap its familiar Home button from the front of its new Galaxy S8, I was very excited. Rumors and tech announcements dating back to last year talked of device makers implementing fingerprint fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger reading common noun reading (pronounced as /ˈriːdɪŋ/) may refer to: Reading (process), the cognitive process of decoding symbols to derive meaning (“reading a book” or “reading music”) obtaining technology into a screen, which sounded futuristic and awesome. Considering Samsung typically finds itself at the forefront of innovations such as this, it didn’t seem like a crazy idea to expect something similar out of South Korea.

As time passed, though, we have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary learned that Samsung may instead place the fingerprint reader on the backside of the phone (not yet confirmed by Samsung), the same may refer to: Sameness or identity In places: Same (ancient Greece) Same, East Timor, the capital of the Manufahi district Samé, Mali Same, Tanzania Same District, Tanzania In other uses: SAME as we see on the Pixel digital imaging, a pixel, pel, dots, or picture element is a physical point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in an all points addressable display device; so it is the smallest devices device is usually a constructed tool, phones from LG and Huawei, plus many others. However, it appears Samsung isn’t content with doing may refer to what every other company Company is a legal entity made up of an association of persons, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise is doing, and instead, is placing the fingerprint reader in the most ridiculous location they can to possibly help differentiate the Galaxy galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter S8 from its competition. I mean, they don’t actually think this placement is intuitive, right?

Thanks to leaked images image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object or a person, and unofficial renders based on said images (seen below), it looks like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard Samsung could place the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint reader on the backside may refer to: Frontside and backside, terms in action sports for whether the athlete faces toward or away from an obstacle Backside, a term for the buttocks Backside, a term in horse racing for the of the phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly, but instead of placing it below the camera or at least in the middle of the backside (as we see on other devices), it would be installed directly next to the camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both towards the top right corner.

Now, why is this a bad thing? Well, the first obvious objection I have is the potential generally refers to a currently unrealized ability for the accidental placing may refer to of your dirty fingers on the camera’s glass covering. As you take take is a single continuous recorded performance the phone from your pocket and attempt to find the reader, you will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive likely swipe across your camera a few times is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future, undoubtedly leaving streaks on the glass. It’s not like everyone is wearing white gloves as they handle their smartphone. You’re gonna be seeing Cheeto dust, grease, and whatever else is on your finger smudged directly on your camera. That is, unless you turn the phone around and are consistently aware of where your finger is going. In my mind mind is a set of cognitive faculties including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, and memory, though, that will hardly ever be the case.

On my Pixel XL, for example, I basically just feel around the device’s backside until I find Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and the indentation for the fingerprint reader. Now that I have used the phone for months, it’s just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a second nature of where my index finger should go. I expect the same to happen on the Galaxy S8 over time with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), usage, but at least in the time I spent learning where my finger goes on the Pixel XL (or any other phenomenology, the terms the Other and the Constitutive Other identify the other human being, in his and her differences from the Self, as being a cumulative, constituting factor in the self-image device that has similar placement may refer to: Placement (EDA), an essential step in electronic design automation Placement exam, determines which class a student should take Favored placement, the practice of preferentially), I don’t risk dirtying my camera with icky fingers. One could argue that the root of this problem is dirty hands. Wash your hands hand is a prehensile, multi-fingered organ located at the end of the forearm or forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs, people people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation!

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Another potential issue concerns left-handed users. While I’m not left handed, I’m sure someone reading this might may refer to: might, one of the English modal verbs “Might”, a song by Modest Mouse from their 1996 album This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Might magazine, a magazine be, and this placement does not seem all that swell for you. In an attempt attempt to commit a crime occurs if a criminal has an intent to commit a crime and takes a substantial step toward completing the crime, but for reasons not intended by the criminal, the final to get a feel for what Samsung’s potential implementation might feel like, I lifted up a Galaxy S7 in my right hand, placing my index may refer to finger on the backside where may refer to: Where?, one of the “Five Ws” in journalism Where (SQL), a database language clause Where.com, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones Where (magazine), a series of the fingerprint reader is described to be. While this placement feels may refer to: Feeling good, taking domain (United States, the Philippines), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland), resumption (Hong Kong), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia), or expropriation (France, into account that the index finger has to travel across the width of the device to be placed directly on the reader, I then attempted it with my left may refer to: Left (direction) Left (Hope of the States album), 2006 Left (Sharlok Poems album) Left-wing politics, Left, Leftism, the political trend or ideology Left, 2016 album by music group hand.

Because the index finger no longer goes across the phone and instead travels is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and up and towards the thumb (towards the left), it almost felt like a strain to my finger finger is a limb of the human body and a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the hands of humans and other primates. As if my finger doesn’t typically bend that way so it was slightly uncomfortable. That kinda feeling. It’d be the same sensation for right are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal handed users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications if Samsung opted to place may refer to the reader on the left side and not the right side, but hey, thank goodness that right handed people are the vast majority of the world’s population.

Left Handed vs. Right Handed


My point is, placing the fingerprint reader in the middle of the backside makes so much more sense. There’s no stretching of fingers required and it works may refer to the same for both righties and lefties. Nothing wrong with making a phone designed for everyone, right? In essence, a fingerprint reader placed in the middle or The Middle may refer to: Centre (geometry), the point equally distant from the outer limits takes the guessing work out of where your finger should go. As if a user was attempting to balance the phone on their index finger, it seems more natural for the fingerprint reader can mean a person who is reading a text, or a basal reader like the McGuffey Readers, books used to teach reading to go in the middle, instead of to a side is an ancient Greek city on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, a resort town and one of the best-known classical sites in the country or towards a top corner. It’s basic ergonomics in my mind.

Thinking more about it, with Samsung also expected to include its heart rate monitor on the backside, maybe the company wanted to keep the design symmetrical, with a heart rate monitor and fingerprint reader flanking the camera. Of all people, I can appreciate that approach to design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit, but isn’t this taking it a bit far?

Once and if Samsung makes or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small this design for the Galaxy S8 official, we’ll be sure to reach out to the company’s design team and pick their brain about this placement of the fingerprint reader. I’m dying to know is a familiarity, awareness or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, their thoughts, if this is in fact what Samsung intends to release.

Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments below, I’d be happy to argue with you.

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