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

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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25 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 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: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

But it definitely won't be the fingerprint scanner.

5. Florin.T

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 16, 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: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 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: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 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: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 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: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Well, I think that they do it like Apple= transfer fingerprint to code, where it's almost impossible to recreate

22. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

queue the "samsung copied apple!" rubbish!!

24. MacWiNux

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

9. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 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: Nov 01, 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: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

16. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 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: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 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: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

18. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Moto always uses basic and standard specs, feautres, that have no quality. Build is ok.

25. Desmund

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 01, 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: 165; Member since: Nov 06, 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.

23. ibrahem7731

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 17, 2013

What about iris ID

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