PayPal launches Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor payments in 25 countries, Gear apps

Just minutes after we told you about AliBaba's similar plans, PayPal announced that fingerprint-based payments using the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner are now available in 25 countries. In addition, apps for the Samsung Gear 2 and [LINK type="review" id="3650" title="Gear%20Fit"] are available too. Strangely enough, said 25 countries haven't been specified anywhere, so it's pretty much anyone's guess where the functionality is available.

PayPal's system works by letting S5 owners log-in and authorize payments with a swipe over the smartphone's home button. No password entry fields, no dotted-out passwords, and hopefully, no worries are to be found from now on. As PayPal has always been heavily scrutinized for its security practices, the company is enthusiastically communicates the system's robustness. John Lunn, "Chief Wizard" of PayPal X UK, commented:

As for PayPal's wearable apps, they will let users check balances, receive notifications, and save offers from local businesses. Not that you can't use your smartphone for these purposes, but smart-watches are more hip now. If you've ever used the eBay app for the original Galaxy Gear, you know what to expect. Meanwhile, the apps should be available for Gear owners soon, and they probably won't be limited to 25 countries.

via Android Authority



1. mturby unregistered

irrelevant question...which one is uglier, s3 or s5?

3. MEeee

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I rather choose either one of them than your ugly face.

4. lllIIIlllIIl

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 11, 2014


5. tomislav96

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

lol, as a owner of s3, i describe my device as one of the most beautiful, also the pebble blue color its just wonderful in sunshine.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I disagree, I believe it looked best in dark environments where it looked a bit navy bluish (used to own it).

8. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

as a post s3 owner, i would describe it as soap. rounded soap. s4 was much better looking but then s5 went back to being rounded.

7. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

S5 forsure. that pimple-full back cover..... reminds me of diseases.

2. gamalielct

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

awesome way to use the fingerprint sensor.... today i get my new s5 :D feling happy

9. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

yea im sort of jealous.

10. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014 Why all the tech sites lie than we can not one-hand unlock on S5??? LOL. Never tired to bash Samsung with dirty tricks. (FPS is gimmick , though)

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