Samsung insider confirms fingerprint sensor in Samsung Galaxy Note III

Samsung insider confirms fingerprint sensor in Samsung Galaxy Note III
What's so exciting about a fingerprint sensor? It seems that manufacturers are keen on adding it to their latest high end smartphone models. The unannounced HTC One Max was photographed with an icon that looks like a fingerprint. The Apple iPhone 5S has been rumored to have a fingerprint scanner ever since rumors started spreading about the phone. On Tuesday evening, we showed you a picture of what is allegedly the internal part of the home button containing a mystery square element that is believed to supply power to the actual fingerprint scanner. Last month, there was speculation that the fingerprint scanner would be found under a sapphire home button.

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. 

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: Temefy.com

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65 Comments

1. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Note3 getting more exciting

7. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

IPhone getting a finger print sensor on iPhone 5S Samsung: Ha ha ha LOL.. Like we don't have it... Phffff....

11. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

you are forgetting HTC One Max

14. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I bet they did not had one planned..but hey..here is to innovation..

37. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

so you're saying the copy of a Motorola just like Apple did?

63. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I wonder where ShameSung got the idea.

22. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Man, i don't know. TBH, samsung is like watching all news about apple. if they have this, and that. they will integrate it to their system. If apple don't have any, I don't know what they will do.

27. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

What a idiotic comment. Especially since Samsung will be announcing theirs before Apple. What proof do you have to support your comment? You sould like Michael.

28. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Duh, have you been reading apple reports in tha past few month about parts (Which i think was to boring to even read an apple article) and finger scanner. then suddenly few hours before the launch. samsung is going to launch their product with finger scanner. Oh, wait maybe it was just coincidence? Not, Stupid fanboy.. I'm no apple fan, Nor Samsung Hater..

52. iushnt

Posts: 3050; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

so you think Samsung made that finger print scanner few hours before? Samsung managed to keep it a secret till now then this doesn't mean they tried to copy. Stupid fanboy

29. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

So?? As long as this technology is not illegally copied but made only to produce advantage over the industry's competitors, then we dont have any problem..

32. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Good Lord, another fanboy.. Im just saying. sheesh

33. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

What if it is thé other way around?what if wé heard before on leaks that Samsung will put this technology on note 3 and then apple announce it now? For sure you can't write the same comment as number 29.what dya think?

36. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

For these deluted fanboys. Its always right to bash apple anything they see and feel copied. But when its samsung they play dumb and say. "That's legal" Fanboys head is too delusional disorder.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

no, they just think it's hypocritical to blame Samsung for copying the fingerprint scanner when Apple copied the fingerprint scanner in the first place.

44. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

And so?? Did i say that Samsung lead this technology?? Im aware of the ATRIX okay!!

38. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

TechBizJP08 argue still the face turns blue over a Samsung rumor and yet exclaim he is not a Samsung hater!! You are a Samsung hater and a hypocrite!

46. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

another fanboy to the rescue..

45. PhoneUser

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

WOW Tech you really are a troll..... Just be cause the information was leaked less than 48 hours until they revealed the Note 3 doesn't mean copied Apple. Be smart about what you are saying and think of this....a fingerprint senor isn't software.....its hardware. They can not just add it last minute and expect it to be great. it takes months of planning and testing BEFORE they reveal the working model to the public. No one knows if this information is real until they actually show us what the device can and can not do.

47. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Then wait till it's announced. Then comment, sheeeesh what a dope!! Only an opinion.

56. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

pot calling kettle black. Apple might not even have finger print sensor in idiotic phone 5 stupid. lol....

60. raghu67

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

rumors of a finger print scanner came even before iphone 5 was released... then why samsung didn't include it in galaxy s4

30. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LoL.. so everyone is excited now for this finger print scanner because Samsung note 3 will have it...i ddnt feel thé same excitement when iPhone 5s leaks to have this features.instead i read "trashed commenté".. fanboys nowadays.... Btw im looking forward for Mr Taters réaction about this.

39. tacarat

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

I loved it on my Atrix. It made unlocking the phone with only one hand very easy and convenient. Well, if your case wasn't too bulky or your custom ROM didn't lose it. The placement is going to be important. I'm looking forward to the feature being popularized unless it causes more stupid patent games to come up. Motorola didn't have influence to help make it wide spread, but Apple and Samsung do.

48. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Getting more exciting because of the cumulative rumors of NUMEROUS features not specfcally intended for this fingerprint scanner.. And what made this more exciting for me is the Guest mode.. Just think of the Note2 + enhanced features + FullHDSuperAmoled + new Features + new internals + OIS if ever

49. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Who's excited? I think its a lame feature that smells of desperation from both Samsung and Apple. All I was saying is techbiz comment was moronic and didnt make sense. He then got all butthurt and all he can do is reply with unintelligent poop flinging by calling everyone fanboys.

31. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

That awkward moment when iFans will look at Note 3 and Cry like babies and wish their beloved company can produce such a Beast. Bring it ON Sammy just waiting for our Beast :)

50. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I think finger print scanner will be connected with knox....scan the fingerprint move to secure knox mode.....it would be nice if they did it so....

62. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Let's hope Apple won't sue.

65. Samsungadroidrules

Posts: 104; Member since: Jul 28, 2013

What ever you say Jealous Insecure Sammy Haters! Samsung Rules, Note 3 will be a beast and those Crap Htc,Sony phones can't beat it. Well, Other brand smart phones wasn't able to beat S3 head to head what more S4 and this Galaxy Note 3! Hahahhaa Bleeeeh! Can't wait for this Innovative Note 3! Come on Sammy release this and take my money! hahahah

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