Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor confirmed

Samsung logoThere is no shortage of rumors about the Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor, they actually popped up late last year when speculation about the upcoming flagship started to heat up. Today the folks at Sammobile have confirmed that Samsungs new smartphone really will have the fingerprint sensor and that contrary to popular belief, it will actually be housed underneath the home button as opposed to the display. Previous rumors suggested that the Galaxy S5 display itself could be capable of recognizing fingerprints, but that doesnt seem to be happening, at least as far as this scribe is concerned.

Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor confirmed

Claiming to have received a plethora of information from insides, the site claims that Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor will work in a swipe manner. Meaning that users will have to swipe the entire pad of their finger on the home button from base to tip slowly in order to gain access to the device. Its also said that moisture may interfere with the reading process, so its best to wipe your fingers first before trying to unlock the device. Apparently the display will show a real time image of the fingerprint scan as the user swipes their finger. Users will reportedly be able to configure as many as eight fingerprints and even single them to different tasks, such as app shortcuts. However, one fingerprint must be kept aside to be used exclusively for unlocking the device. It is also said that the Galaxy S5 will come with a new Personal Folder and Private Mode in which users can keep their apps, widgets and content away from prying eyes. To gain access to them, users will have to swipe their fingers on the home button.

Samsung hasnt commented on the report, and it cant be expected to, given the fact that the official announcement isnt that far off. All signs point to an unveiling at Samsungs Unpacked 5 event at the Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona later this month, well be on ground to bring you the latest updates.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Galaxy S5, Samsung, smartphones

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Apple has made to the iPhone 7/7 Plus is by making the home button a solid state button
 
Links to quoted tweets will also not be counted against the 140 characters
 
Youre not supposed to expose the iPhone to water anyway
 
Microsoft only planning for a launch by Holiday 2017
 
The announced the Hero 5 Black and Hero 5 Session 4K cameras
 
It has been estimated that the cost to Samsung of recalling and replacing the defective Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units
 
The Pixel models may represent an end to Google's cut-rate Android phone line
 
New patent hints at upcoming tech for Microsoft phones
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 




Poll

Do you like Windows 10?
or leave your own version in comments (32)