Smartphone fingerprint scanners – what else should they be used for?
posted by Nick T. / Oct 14, 2013, 6:18 AM
The Touch ID fingerprint scanner is one of the many cool features built into the iPhone 5s. It can be used instead of a lock screen PIN, as well as a substitute for the user's iTunes password. And from the looks of it, Apple's smartphone surely won't be the last handset to offer the perk – HTC just announced its One Max phablet, and as expected, the handset is equipped with a fingerprint scanner on its back. Again, it can be set to replace one's lock screen pattern, or to launch the user's favorite apps. Yet strangely, that's pretty much all that the fingerprint scanners on these smartphones are used for, even though we can see them being useful in other scenarios as well. Allow us to explain what we have in mind.
- Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
- Display 5.9" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3300 mAh(25h 3G talk time)
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Its still a gimmick. Lets wait for some innovative companies to upgrade it to its highest levels.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 6:23 AM 7
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So what this article is saying is that the this "feature" provides nothing that the phone didn't already have before in some other form, which may or may not have been easier to use. True seems like gimick feature.
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 3:08 PM 0
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Finger print scanners on smartphones are old tech (Motorola Atrix). How bout making a phone with an iris (eye) scanner?
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 6:31 AM 8
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the first slide is very similar to LG's Guest Mode. however, considering how fingerprint scanners are easily "hacked" (granted not many ppl would go through the trouble), personally i think LG's Guest Mode is better
posted on Oct 14, 2013, 7:54 AM 2
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