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Rumor: next high-end Samsung Galaxy phones (including the S5?) to have fingerprint sensors from Validity

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Rumor: next high-end Samsung Galaxy phones (including the S5?) to have fingerprint sensors from Validity
Although fingerprint sensors are nothing new in the smartphone world, the idea really took off only in the second half of 2013, when Apple and HTC both released high-end handsets with fingerprint ID recognition. This year, even more smartphone makers are expected to adopt this technology - and Samsung should be among them.

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).

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:31 3

1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Bullshet. If there's a scanner, it will be the eye scanner.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:33 2

2. HASHTAG (unregistered)


I guess I'm one of the few who thinks an eye scanner for a phone is asinine.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:34 1

3. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


But it definitely won't be the fingerprint scanner.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:41 6

5. Florin.T (Posts: 128; 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.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:43 1

7. HASHTAG (unregistered)


Right on, Florin! But I honestly believe the chances of the S5 having a fingerprint sensor is very likely.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:48

8. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; 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.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:13

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.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:20

15. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; 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.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:09

12. Ashoaib (Posts: 2428; 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...

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:37

4. Teja171 (unregistered)


Haha , NSA will have your fingerprint(s) too.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:05 1

11. ihavenoname (Posts: 1521; 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

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 13:33

22. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1653; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


It's the NSA, if they want it, they get it...

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:42 2

6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


queue the "samsung copied apple!" rubbish!!

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 16:02

24. MacWiNux (Posts: 74; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


apple copied Toshiba lol i have T-01D and it has a fingerprint scanner back in 2012.... :D

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:48 1

9. hassoups (Posts: 385; 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

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 09:57

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............

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:17

14. nctx77 (Posts: 576; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


No, moto had a scanner and it was crap. It was forgotten long before Apple had one.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:21 1

16. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; 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.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:30 1

17. nctx77 (Posts: 576; 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.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:37

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

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:37

20. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1472; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I didn't say anything about the quality of the fingerprint. I was just agreeing to comment 10.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 10:33

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.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 16:27

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

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 11:16

21. npaladin2000 (Posts: 141; 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.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 13:50

23. ibrahem7731 (Posts: 44; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)


What about iris ID

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