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Rumor: Second-generation Samsung Galaxy A line-up will "probably" include fingerprint scanners

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Rumor: Second-generation Samsung Galaxy A line-up will
With FCC visits and photo leaks taking place for some of the second-generation Samsung Galaxy A devices, a tweet from tech journalist Anooni Monaco adds that we "probably" will see fingerprint scanners on these models. Samsung has been embedding its fingerprint scanner in the home button on devices carrying this feature, and there is no reason to expect something different with the Galaxy A line. In addition, pictures of the second-generation Samsung Galaxy A5 and Samsung Galaxy A7 don't show a scanner on the back of the two handsets.

We could be getting closer to the release of some of the second-gen Galaxy A models. Just last week, we told you that the second-generation Samsung Galaxy A3 and Samsung Galaxy A5 had both visited the FCC, certifying the devices for use in the U.S. Both models come with support for NFC, which along with the fingerprint scanner, could indicate that mobile payment service Samsung Pay will be made available for the Galaxy A line. Right now, only Samsung's high-end Galaxy handsets are equipped with support for Samsung Pay.

Speaking of Samsung Pay, the service now supports eight new credit card issuers including Chase Visa cards, and Sun Trust Mastercards. The fingerprint scanner is used with Samsung Pay to verify the identity of the person making a payment.

Tweet reveals that phones in the next-generation Samsung Galaxy A series will feature a fingerprint scanner

Tweet reveals that phones in the next-generation Samsung Galaxy A series will feature a fingerprint scanner


source: @Cinquetacche, AndroidCentral

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posted on 23 Nov 2015, 16:02 3

1. kkmkk (Posts: 447; Member since: 06 May 2013)


i think Samsung understand that chines phones are real threat even for the king and they should do something about it
A series could be so good #probably

posted on 23 Nov 2015, 18:37

6. Hallyu (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Yes Chinese phones are threat for Samsung only in their homeland China because their govt doesn't play the conventional rule like others do.

posted on 23 Nov 2015, 16:11 1

2. cncrim (Posts: 790; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Rail samsung get that Samsung Pay to good use

posted on 23 Nov 2015, 16:37 1

3. Amo5500 (Posts: 16; Member since: 23 Nov 2015)


I hope the A-series will still have SD-Card & removeable battery

posted on 23 Nov 2015, 23:48

7. Tommikke (Posts: 26; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


It will have SD-card slot... #probably
But removeable battery when 2nd gen will use glass and metal like S6 and Note 5... It won't.

posted on 24 Nov 2015, 02:04 1

8. Yousefjaber (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


Even the first generation doesnt have a removeable battery

posted on 23 Nov 2015, 16:49

4. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


It should, 'cause Samsung makes more profit from selling mid-range phones.

posted on 23 Nov 2015, 18:23 2

5. Hallyu (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


The first generation of the A8 already has fingerprint scanner. PA should have mentioned this.

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