Samsung will possibly introduce the Galaxy S5 subsequent Monday on the Unpacked 5 experience held in Barcelona and despite the fact that the stories that made the headlines during the last few weeks painted a nearly full picture of the handset, new details about the Galaxy S4 sequel proceed to hit the net every day.
Early rumors urged that, in an try and outmatch Apple’s iPhone 5S, the South Korean telephone maker will introduce an iris scanner on their 2014 flagship, then at CES 2014, one in every of Samsung’s executives mentioned that the corporate is having a look into the potential of the usage of such know-how on their excessive-finish smartphones, with out citing whether or not the Galaxy S5 will use one. Within the period in-between, we’ve discovered that the S5 received’t have an iris scanner module and that it is going to handiest recreation a fingerprint sensor.
In line with a Samsung insiders mentioned with the aid of Sammobile the fingerprint scanner of the Galaxy S5 will be integrated into the handset’s physical home button, denying the rumors that suggested that Samsung might ditch the physical buttons and that the fingerprint sensor will be embedded into the display.
Unlike the iPhone 5S’s fingerprint sensor which is using static fingerprint reading, the fingerprint sensor mounted on the Galaxy S5 requires the user to swipe the finger across the sensor, making more accurate and secure.
Sammobile also adds that the fingerprint sensor that will be implemented in Sammy’s next-gen flagship will be able to register up to 8 fingerprint signatures and that it will be implemented system-wide. Besides unlocking your device, the user will also be able to create different shortcuts or tasks and access them using their fingerprints.
It looks like Samsung also plans to take the smartphone security to a new level and the “Private Mode” feature will help them achieve that. Under Private Mode you will be able to hide different files or apps and you will be the only one to have access to them. In order to unlock Private Mode you will have to either enter a PIN or use the fingerprint sensor.
Anyway, for the time being there’s no official confirmation for Samsung regarding a fingerprint sensor being integrated in the Galaxy S5. Though, Sammobile has a good record when it comes to reporting about Samsung’s unannounced products, so we have strong reasons to believe that their information about the GS5 is pretty accurate.
As I was mentioning above the Galaxy S5 release date is less than a week away, so we’ll find everything about Samsung smartphone soon. Would you be more interested in a S5 with fingerprint sensor, or you couldn’t care less?