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...
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2. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Seriously how is this possible that it was kept a secret until til the day of launch

8. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Actually that's pretty cooool and unexpected.... This thing comes with almost everything everything on board...

16. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

U mean the s-scan ? Aaa it was only planned 2 days ago when it was confirmed the. One max and the i5s will have one..

43. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Check the date of the article: It's more than 2 month old news.

3. GeekMovement unregistered

Really looking forward to it! (: Couple hours away!

4. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Well we will find out in a few hours if its all true

5. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

i think it's only android app,not any physical sensor like on iphone 5s or OneMax....fingers crossed

9. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I don't think a simple app can read fingerprints....

13. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

search app store or play store and you will find many that say that they. obviously they cant, but lets just pretend that they do.

6. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

Another patent complaint going to file in the court hahaha

10. Arman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

please.. I want a metal frame(or at least a hard polycarbonate one) ... fingerprint is a nice addition.. I love sketching my ideas so there is no other alternative. samsung please for the love of god increase build quality .. note 2 was AWFUL .. S4 was a disaster in terms of build quality. .

19. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Z ultra, htc maxx, Nokia phablet, oppo, Acer, Huawei, are those your option if you don't like the design of Samsung phones, Just buy stylus, pencil, toothpick, or whatever in your hand, as your s pen.

57. Arman

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 08, 2013

as I said, I LOVE sketching .. so there is no other option.. I had a galaxy note(original) and the Spen was awesome. I've tried Xperia Z ultra(because I have techblog in my country and recently I've reviewed this device) but the pen experience isn't the same.. Spen (WACOM) with pressure sensitivity and fast response (immediately showing result on screen) is the best pen experience right now.. hope HTC adopt WACOM pen or samsung adopt a better build quality process..

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

..... i dont see much use of this feature....Next!!!!!

15. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

In no way am i excited about finger scanning technology being added to phones. Holographic technology now that's something.

17. Galaviz8

Posts: 8; Member since: May 06, 2013

Fingerprint scanner interesting but the cool thing multuple users on one phone just like a pc keeping my things to myself =))))

18. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I just don't understand. Many bashes Apple as rumors of fingerprint scanner was in the air then here comes Samsung with the fingerprint scanner and people praises them. O_o

20. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Out of 20 post so far i only read 4 praising Samsung... Stop crying Apple Fanboy.

54. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Im actually a Sony guy. If you'll compare the first article of GN3 many praises it. It's just an observation. No fanboyism intended.

21. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Actually im not into fingerprint scanner, i was just moved by the apk data presented last night which made Note3 exciting for having more features, and this insider report made it more solid

23. SonyCraperiaSucks

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 30, 2013


25. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Yeah me tooo two beast in one day Note 3 & Xperia Z1 awesome

24. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

May be they would surprise with few more features. Few hours to go.

26. odachek1976

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

So kids cannot use this phone since their fingers are small?

34. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Know what Samsung, you better replace it with dual stereo speakers, and fm receiver, these two are more useful than that useless scanner.

51. tedkord

Posts: 17137; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'll agree with this. Plus I worry about the abuse of the fingerprint scanner with the NSA. Of course, the government already has my prints due to the background check for my job. But that was voluntary, I could have chosen not to work here. When they start taking fingerprints surreptitiously with this kind of tech...

35. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Appsams the new Apple Samsung cooperation Lol.

41. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Maybe people are more excited because a the note 3 is a FAR more exciting phone?

42. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012


53. bootroot

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

We love Innovation, wich Apple iphone5s is not particulary big on this. After being really the best ( retina, UI, ) Apple is on a conservative way (for the iphone i say, cause laptop and macpro are really innovative) It is goos to see sammy, sony and even Alcatal pushing the perfect companion the the best!
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