Samsung Galaxy S5 reported to feature an in-house swipe fingerprint sensor
The swipe fingerprint sensor is located beneath the display in order to offer a bigger area to swipe your finger on
So far we’ve seen lots of report speculating the featuring of fingerprint sensors in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. Recently the Korean media tipped the hot topic fifth generation Galaxy S flagship device will include such sensors embedded into its display and furthermore, the rumors got backed up with another report by ETNews that such tech is already in the works alongside with the phone. The Korean media stays persistent on this as today’s report indicates that Samsung will use a swipe fingerprint sensor developed in house.
Before any further comments, we need to make it clear that there’s a bit difference between touch fingerprint sensors and swipe fingerprint scanners. Unlike the touch fingerprint sensor that we can find in Apple iPhone 5S, the swipe fingerprint scanner works by detecting a swipe across that sensor and this one is located beneath the display in order to offer a bigger area to swipe your finger on. In the iPhone, the fingerprint sensor works via a dedicated button. According to the report, Samsung has developed the sensor in-house that contradicts the previous rumors for the Korean company to use third-party manufacturers for sourcing. This makes sense, as such companies aren’t too advanced and Samsung wants to rival Apple’s latest iPhone. In the meantime, the in house developed tech would give the Korean manufacturer control over the production and will ensure there are enough sensor units to be featured in the millions of Galaxy S5 ones. It is another question whether Samsung is planning on featuring the swipe fingerprint scanner exclusively to the metallic version of the device.
Unfortunately, nothing has been officially confirmed yet, so we can debate a lot whether the Galaxy S5 will feature a fingerprint sensor or not. Stay tuned for more updates.
Source: ET News