Samsung might equip its future wearable devices with fingerprint sensors

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Last updated: June 5th, 2014 at 15:38 UTC+01:00

According to Rick Bergman, CEO of Synaptics, wearable devices with inbuilt fingerprint sensors will hit the market next year. According to him, using a fingerprint ID sensor beneath a small curved display isn’t very challenging. He has also revealed to the press in Taipei that they are working on unveiling an area-type fingerprint scanner in the second half of 2014. Considering Synaptics only provides fingerprint scanners to Samsung, there’s a good chance that the Korean manufacturer will be among the first to implement one in a wearable device.

Samsung has already released the Gear Fit with a curved OLED screen. There are chances of Samsung equipping similar fingerprint sensor in the yet unannounced Galaxy Note 4 as well. Apple’s iPhone 5S was the first smartphone to use an area-based fingerprint scanner. These type of sensors are relatively easier to use when compared to swipe-based fingerprint scanners which are used in the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One Max and Motorola Atrix 4G.

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