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Here you will find the latest news and most recent developments on the Fingerprint Sensor, with regular updates and all the information you need.
The first Samsung handset to have a fingerprint sensor built into the home button was the Galaxy S5, since then the company's flagship devices have had this feature and now Samsung is even bringing it to its mid-range devices. A fingerprint sensor provides users with an alternate method of controlling access to the device, it can […]
The fingerprint sensor in the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge has a neat little feature. Some of the uses that were advertised include securing access to the device as well as authorizing PayPal and Samsung Pay payments. It also has another feature which will allow users to log into websites by simply using the […]
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 […]
One of the most touted features of the Galaxy S5 is its fingerprint scanner, and the ability to use it for making PayPal payments, something which we exclusively confirmed before the device was officially announced. According to MIT's Technology Review journal, the Galaxy S5 is the first smartphone to support this feature and goes beyond what […]
Ever since the rumormill caught wind of the Galaxy S5, one feature that was unfailingly touted was the fingerprint sensor. Samsung was initially said to consider choosing a third party to manufacture the sensor that will be used in the device, but finally decided to make the sensor in-house. The reasoning behind this was that […]
We've seen an overwhelming amount of rumors and speculation on the matter of a fingerprint sensor being present on the Galaxy S5, Samsung's highly anticipated fifth-generation Galaxy S flagship. We recently heard that the S5 could feature a fingerprint sensor embedded into its display, and giving credence to that rumor is a report from ETNews, […]
Many rumors have suggested that the Galaxy S5 will feature fingerprint scanning technology, while others have indicated that Samsung will go the extra mile and settle for the more advanced iris (eye) scanning instead, with a Samsung official going as far as confirming that the company has been considering iris recognition functionality. However, according to a […]
According to a report from DigiTimes citing industry sources, Samsung is planning to add fingerprint scanning technology to its smartphones in 2014. The company has reportedly talked to Validity and Sweden-based FingerPrint Cards (FPCs), the former of which also supplied the fingerprint sensors for HTC's One Max – according to the report, the supply of these […]
When evidence was found in a few system files from the Galaxy S3 that Samsung was looking towards putting a fingerprint scanner on its upcoming devices, many expected the Galaxy Note 3 to be the first device to have one. However, that didn't happen, and Samsung was recently reported as saying that they weren't developing […]