Samsung Galaxy S5 to Include Home Button with Integrated Fingerprint Sensor

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    Samsung's upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S5, will indeed ship with a fingerprint sensor, reports Samsung-focused blog SamMobile. Contrary to earlier reports which hinted at a fingerprint sensor embedded into the display, however, this latest report claims the Galaxy S5 will adopt Apple's model by integrating the sensor into the home button.

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    Samsung's fingerprint sensor reportedly is activated using a swiping motion that scans the finger from base to tip, which differs from Apple's motionless scan.
    Samsung supposedly has added support for the scanning technology to various parts of the operating system, enabling users to secure files, widgets and apps using the scanning technology. Similar to iOS 7, Samsung will allow users to store multiple fingerprint scans on a phone or tablet and use them to unlock the device.

    The Galaxy S5 is rumored to include a 5.2-inch display with a higher resolution screen than the current Galaxy S4, which is equipped with a 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display. The S5 also will feature an improved camera, better battery life and a lower price point. It likely will be unveiled alongside a new Galaxy Gear smart watch at Samsung's Unpacked 2014 event, which will be held during Mobile World Congress 2014 later this month.

    Article Link: Samsung Galaxy S5 to Include Home Button with Integrated Fingerprint Sensor
     
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    Everybody copies...I'm just looking forward to all the wonderful phones that will be coming out this year. It's my year to upgrade. :D
     
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    I assume it will include a two-tone flash and 64bit CPU too?
     
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    Sounds like they are borrowing from 10+year old IBM tech. Think I had something like that in a pentium Thinkpad.
     
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    It's about the execution, but too little people get that.
     
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    Why would you increase the resolution beyond where it is at? Should offer no visible difference and will slow down the phone.
     
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    It could actually work pretty nicely that way if you slid your finger from left to right, in the same motion to unlock your phone. So basically you go to swipe the words "Swipe to Unlock" and it scans your fingerprint too. Let's wait and see what they actually do before we all say its a gimmick like most Samsung features. :D
     
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    If that's the case, seems Apple's TouchID is more advanced! I love my 5s more! (not S5)
     
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    WOW not surprised, they copy everything else from apple why not a this too:eek:
     
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    Meh,
    This implementation would make unlocking the phone slower than iPhone 5s.
    That and it's still a samsung. Worst costumer support imo.
     
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    And a brighter, flatter OS skin ;)
     
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    Samsung's shameless copying has gone from funny, to shake your head, to shrug, to ignore it, and back to funny.

    Samsung and their customers: Beyond Embarrassment, Beyond Shame
     
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    yeah because there has never been a droid with a fingerprint sensor :rolleyes:
     
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    Can't wait to see the new design. Getting kind of tired of plastic :p
     
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    I thought i was on macrumors.com, not on samrumors.com. :eek:
     
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    Yeah, my friend had one of those. It never worked - my understanding is this type of fingerprint scanner is fundamentally flawed by requiring the user to be too precise in the way they move their finger.

    I'm forecasting Samsung botches this badly enough to severely impact their sales this year.
     

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