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Samsung Galaxy S5 could use a Swipe based fingerprint scanner

Fingerprint ScannerSamsung’s hesitance to go with a fingerprint scanner for the Galaxy S5 is well documented. Initial rumors indicated that the smartphone will feature an Iris scanner instead. This was mostly due to the company’s discontent with third party fingerprint scanners. However, a new report from Korea claims that the company might have a solution to that problem with the Swipe fingerprint sensor which is developed by the company.

Using its own sensors would get rid of all those problems as the R&D team would know exactly what they want for the company’s flagships. The report further claims this sensor will be located right below the display where Samsung smartphones usually have the home button now, indicating that future Samsung smartphones might get rid of hardware buttons and rely on software keys like on stock Android smartphones.

This is only a report of course and not concrete information, so take it with the usual grain of salt. The smartphone is expected to be unveiled on February 24 at the Samsung Unpacked event, so we might not have to wait for long. The smartphone is expected to feature a 5.25 inch WQHD resolution display, an Exynos 6 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 16 or 20MP camera sensor, Android 4.4 KitKat with the new TouchWiz and an equally capable battery.

Source: ET News – Translated

Via: Sam Mobile