Samsung Galaxy S5 to have fingerprint sensor?

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Samsung Galaxy S5 will have fingerprint sensor

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will reportedly have a fingerprint sensor. However, while earlier rumors claim the sensor will be integrated to the screen, recent reports say it will have a similar implementation to the Apple Touch ID on the iPhone 5S, wherein the fingerprint sensor will be embedded in its home button.

But a Samsung-dedicated tech blog reports that the Samsung Galaxy S5’s home button will be a “little different” than what we saw in iPhone 5S. Instead of lightly pressing the home button, users would have to “swipe their finger from base to tip” against it. The device will even display a real-time image of the user’s finger after swiping.

The rumored fingerprint sensor will also be sensitive to moisture, rejecting input from wet fingers for reasons only Samsung knows for now. It can allegedly accommodate up to eight fingers, but only one can be used to unlock the handset. Rumors are also ciculating about how the Samsung Galaxy S5 will have scanning-related features in its own version of Android KitKat.

The new handset will repotedly have a new private mode, wherein a personal folder can only be accessed by fingerprint or a PIN. It is also said that on-screen buttons will be absent.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will allegedly feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED screen with QHD (1440 x 2560 pixel) resolution, 560ppi pixel density, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 20-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, and a 3000mAh battery.

Source: NDTV

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