Rumor: next high-end Samsung Galaxy phones (including the S5?) to have fingerprint sensors from Validity
Last month, we heard about the possibility of the (rumored) Galaxy S5 to have a fingerprint scanner made by Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards. Now, a new report from Taiwanese website DigiTimes has it that Samsung is indeed looking to put fingerprint sensors into its new high-end smartphones - but it’s said that it would get them from California-based Validity Sensors, not from the Swedish company. The website further notes that Fingerprint Cards might instead supply sensors to LG, which is also expected to launch smartphones with fingerprint ID recognition among their features (LG G3, anyone?).
The Galaxy S5 could be officially announced in February or March, so we’ll find out soon if it’s going to gain any fingerprint reading capabilities. It will be interesting to see if Samsung follows Apple and integrates the fingerprint sensor into its smartphones' home buttons, or if it changes the location of the sensor (putting it on the rear case, like HTC did on the One Max, may also be a solution).
1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 722; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Bullshet. If there's a scanner, it will be the eye scanner.
2. HASHTAG (unregistered)
I guess I'm one of the few who thinks an eye scanner for a phone is asinine.
3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 722; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
But it definitely won't be the fingerprint scanner.
5. Florin.T (Posts: 51; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)
One of the things I learned over the years is that there is no "definitely" when it comes to rumored smartphones - until the device is officially announced, of course.
7. HASHTAG (unregistered)
Right on, Florin! But I honestly believe the chances of the S5 having a fingerprint sensor is very likely.
8. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 722; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Being acquainted by the emulation antiquity and the industrialism in the midst of clear-cut companies, it's safe to say that the S5 will not indeed, contain the fingerprint scanner.
13. HASHTAG (unregistered)
I can care less whether it does or doesn't, I won't use it. But I'm gonna leave it at this; just wait for the official announcement when you're proven wrong.
15. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 722; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Maybe it won't have the eye scanner, but I know for sure that there won't be a fingerprint scanner.
12. Ashoaib (Posts: 338; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Plzz....Not finger print scanner.. it will be a stamping of copy cat on samsung's name... I dont see any useful purpose of finger scanner, I can type password easily...
4. Teja171 (unregistered)
Haha , NSA will have your fingerprint(s) too.
11. ihavenoname (Posts: 840; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Well, I think that they do it like Apple= transfer fingerprint to code, where it's almost impossible to recreate
22. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1442; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
It's the NSA, if they want it, they get it...
6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1616; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
queue the "samsung copied apple!" rubbish!!
24. MacWiNux (Posts: 13; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
apple copied Toshiba lol i have T-01D and it has a fingerprint scanner back in 2012.... :D
9. hassoups (Posts: 87; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
With a screen that's 5.25" I'd sacrifice a little for on-screen buttons and the finger print scanner in the lower bezel that would be insane
10. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)
I hate this for Motorola I really do they had/popularized first, but along comes Apple to make every forget Motorola had it or popularized cause I'll admit don't know who had it first. Now Samsung jumps in
The Power of Advertisement sigh............
14. nctx77 (Posts: 228; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
No, moto had a scanner and it was crap. It was forgotten long before Apple had one.
16. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 722; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Nevertheless Moto had it before. And what are you saying "no" to? The comment is true, except for the Samsung part.
17. nctx77 (Posts: 228; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
Moto put it on a horrible device and the location sucked. If their device was popular, then it would have helped them out. Apple just did it better on a much popular device.
19. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
The company that Moto was using, the product was cheap and didn"t work properly
There is always 3 kind of service the world provides
1 Rich quality and highend product
2 standard that Apple used on thier iP5$
3 basic quality that Moto used
20. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 722; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
I didn't say anything about the quality of the fingerprint. I was just agreeing to comment 10.
18. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Moto always uses basic and standard specs, feautres, that have no quality. Build is ok.
25. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)
I love how people discredit Motorola as being a popular brand are you freaking kidding me right now.
Yeah maybe the Fingerprint scanner was not in the best location, but as it currently stands Motorola was the first popular phone company to use it.
As of right now Apple copied them and if Samsung does well they copied Moto as well. Give them credit where it's due.
BTW FYI the scanner wasn't bad was it a gimmick that got old YES bad NO
21. npaladin2000 (Posts: 30; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
Here's an idea, they could integrate it with the power button. Oh, wait Motorola did that with the original ATRIX 3 years ago.