Another device rumored to be getting a fingerprint scanner is the Samsung Galaxy Note III which is just hours away from being introduced. Earlier on Tuesday, we told you that a tweet from evleaks listed all of the APK files coming on the Samsung Galaxy Note III. One of those files is named FingerprintService.apk which certainly hints at a fingerprint sensor for the next iteration of Samsung's phablet.
Now, a Samsung insider from Samsung R&D, India, confirms the existence of the fingerprint sensor on the Samsung Galaxy Note III. The insider also says that the Galaxy Note III will have a dual user mode which will use your fingerprint to open to your personal screen while an unknown fingerprint will allow the phone to open to the guest mode. Besides being a more secure way to unlock your phone, a fingerprint sensor will also make mobile payments safer.
We've seen a fingerprint scanner before, on the Motorola ATRIX 4G, although we'd bet that most of the phone's owners weren't even aware of the reader, which sat on top of the handset.
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