Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to have the same fingerprint sensor that's found on the S5 and Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to have the same fingerprint sensor that's found on the S5 and Galaxy Alpha
While it’s no secret that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 will be officially announced on September 3, there are still plenty of unanswered questions regarding the upcoming device. One of them, however, seems to have found its answer today: according to Sam Mobile, the Note 4 will have a fingerprint sensor that uses Synaptics’ Natural ID solution - thus being similar to the sensors found on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha. Just like on these two handsets, the sensor of the Galaxy Note 4 should have a part included in the home button, and another one incorporated into the lower area of the display.

In addition to coming with the fingerprint-related software features that you may already know from the Galaxy S5 (Screen Lock, Samsung Account Verification, PayPal Payments, and Private Mode with fingerprint authentication), the Note 4 will reportedly introduce several new features. Among them, Sam Mobile mentions Fingerprint Shortcuts, which seemingly lets you assign applications or commands to any registered fingerprint - so you’ll be able to open apps directly form the lock screen. Another new feature should be Web Sign-in, enabling users to sign-in to various websites just by swiping a finger over the home button.

Fingerprint sensor aside, the Galaxy Note 4 should come with an impressive list of high-end specs. According to previous rumors, the handset will have a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a rear camera with optical image stabilization. Like the Galaxy Alpha, the new Note may sport a metal frame which could give it a more premium look compared to the Galaxy Note 3 (pictured above).  

source: Sam Mobile

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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33 Comments

1. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

as expected... im sure the heart sensor also.

4. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I hope not. Its the most useless thing about the S5 and Alpha

9. engineer-1701d unregistered

the good thing is you can hide some pictures as well that's about it

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I am thankful there seems to be no "retina scanner" or other more invasive biometrics.

6. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

DNA scanners will be more like it. If we aren't gonna have privacy, we might as well make the best of the situation :P

28. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

DNA scanner is not a bad idea ;)

3. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I'm a person that despises huge screens but this phone is making me reconsider. Gonna try one out as soon as it comes out

20. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I tried the note 1 and I liked it but return it as I dont really like first gen devices. .I have a note 3 and im sure the note 3 can still be good for another 2 years depending on person.. but as for nerds we have to have the latest lol.. ill be selling my note 3 for note 4.. youll get use to the size in like a week.. yeah its a bit of a huge device on the pocket depends.. but if you like to consume media youll love the note line up..

29. droidmanX

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2014

I used Note 1 for 10 months or so. It was nice, very unique. Then came Note 2 it was slightly better. It still is and my mother uses it. Now I am using Note 3 Neo. Note 3 Neo with its hexa core processor, 5.5 inch screen with stylus and cheaper price tag got my attention. I am extremely happy as it gives me superb battery life (5 days with 5.5 to 6hrs Screen on time) without rooting. Note 4 seems to be very enticing. They will release with a very hefty price tag. Samsung became expensive in last two years with its steep pricing. Otherwise, their phones have been amazing. Especially Note 3 Neo. But once you start using big screen phones 5.5" or anything above 5", every other phone will look tiny after that. It will be very hard to go back to smaller screens. Personally, I don't mind bigger screens. If you like stylus, don't mind knox, want good battery life with all round features then Samsung Note series is definitely a good option.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

How about the bloatware status of Note 4? I will boycott Samsung this time if they going to stated 32GB device only to give us 20GB available storage. XiaoMi a budget brand don't do that. Their preinstall software is removable.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Good point. If there is no root available for Note 4 and it is all locked down like the Note 3 was with ATT, then I'm not buying it. Not worth the hassle. Samsung has to learn somehow to start listening to their customers again and give control of the phone back to the customer. Otherwise, like so many have already, customers will go elsewhere, i.e HTC, Sony, LG, etc.

23. wilsong17 unregistered

Note 3 is 32 gb and come with 26gb and expandable sd card 128 gb stop complaining

30. droidmanX

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2014

Courtesy Xda developers we can always root the device. Problem is not with rooting. It is with removal of Knox which is the most annoying feature. You still can overlook knox and continue using the device without rooting. To remove bloatware you need to root and install root applications like Romtoolbox pro or root cleaner. But if you root then Knox will be tripped and if there is hardware problem after that then Samsung service center wont accept for repair which is bit risky. Some service centers overlook that but if we run into bad luck then we are screwed with a brick in our hand. Solution is to go with unlocked phone. I know it is expensive option but it is a decision that you will have to make depending on your requirements. But do not purchase if the initial users are reporting overheating problems or any other serious issues.

7. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Let me know when they have a curve screen then we talk. Finger scanner is a irrelevant feature

8. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

I hope this is false and a better biometric reader/software is available. One thing that kept me from keeping my Nexus from an S5 is the sh*tty fingerprint reader. Really wish it were on par with Touch ID. I would love a good fingerprint scanner or retinal scanner. Regardless, can't wait for the Note 4 to see how awesome it is, although I'll mostly wait for the S6 to buy another Samsung device. Ugh too many awesome phones coming out, not enough luxury money to burn lol.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm anticipating the N4 also. That with the ip6, will do it for me.

17. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

The combo I really want is the Nexus 6 and iP6. The Note 4 is a so/so for me but still interested.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What about the N6 gets u

19. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

The Nexus 5's looks mostly. I'm all about aesthetics. Every phone gets the job done. In the end, for ME, I LOVE how a phone is designed, built, the quality, the feel, everything. I love design and I love owning phones with great, sleek, minimal design. Im a minimalist. Also explains me owning a Movado , as well as other simplistically designed items. TLDR; Im a sucker for simplicity and design.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

100% agreed, I'm the exact same way. Phones are just as much eye candy, as they are a productivity device for me.

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

I am sure as fans of the tech world I can speak for everyone when we wanted the bottom of the phone to be a touch pad where we could scan a finger as well as have front speaker in it

12. Saioofi

Posts: 327; Member since: May 23, 2014

The fingerprint scanner on the S5 sucks. It's slow and inaccurate

13. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

The same how sad not even a more advance finger print scanner but the same lol same old samsung

14. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

exactly bcoz there is no innovation in samsung products now..may be they will come will same design

15. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This is disappointing. The fingerprint sensor on the S5 was a failure...

22. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Hey Florin T...or any one else...Speaking of stuff like off the S5, is there any word on when the Note 3 will be getting some the S5 features like download booster?? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3-getting-updated-with-Galaxy-S5-features-Download-Booster-and-KNOX-2_id57674 Its been a few weeks!

24. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

That was to be expected, considering how closely related the Note series and the S series are.

25. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I already have download booster on my note 3 fir a few weeks now

32. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Oooh! Is it worth me waiting for, I'm on AT&T and still no word for my update

33. Psykotik_Dragon

Posts: 81; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

Is it actually working? The download booster was disabled by the major carriers on the S5 in the US...one of the best standout features on the S5 essentially cockbkocked by the Big3...

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