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

Next high-end Samsung Galaxy phones (including the S5?) may 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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