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Samsung Galaxy S5 Features Fingerprint Scanner That Works By Swiping Finger Across the Home Key?

Samsung Galaxy S5 Features Fingerprint Scanner That Works By Swiping Finger Across the Home Key?

Posted February 18, 2014 at 4:10pm by iClarified · 17905 views
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will reportedly feature a fingerprint scanner that works by swiping your finger across the home key, according to SamMobile. Your finger needs to be kept flat against the key and you need to swipe at a moderate speed for recognition to work. If your finger is wet it will present an error.

Notably, Samsung has integrated its fingerprint scanner throughout the operating system.

You can register a total of 8 fingerprints and assign each fingerprint a different task or use it as an app shortcut, but at least 1 fingerprint must be used to unlock the device. A new Personal Folder and Private Mode has been developed by Samsung, where you will be able to hide personal apps, widgets, and content you want to keep private. To open and close your Personal Folder and Private Mode, you would need to swipe your registered finger over the home key after tapping on the home key, or you could simply use a different security method, like pattern unlock or security PIN. You will be able to verify your Samsung account using your fingerprint and will also be able to sign into different websites, without needing to enter your username or password ever again.

SamMobile also notes that as you are swiping your finger across the Home key, the Galaxy S5 shows a real-time image of your fingerprint as it's being scanned.

Fingerprint sensors that require a swipe are generally considered less accurate; however, the site says that other smartphone manufacturers such as Apple and HTC are not making full use of the technology; whereas, Samsung is aiming to use the sensor to its full potential.

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Johnny Cage
Johnny Cage - February 19, 2014 at 1:57am
Fucking Samshit couldn't even wait a year to copy Apple's fingerprint scanner. ...I know other devises have had it in the past but, to copy Apple RIGHT AFTER they put it on the 5s is ridiculous.
K - February 19, 2014 at 2:04am
Yes but apples works far different and never before ever used for purchases or on a home button before.
Nat - February 18, 2014 at 11:39pm
Yes but they would completely copy Toshiba if they did this. Still though this is once again another inspired idea right from apple since they copy and apples version is right into the button instead of swiping.
Vic - February 18, 2014 at 8:53pm
Lol just like the "smart pause" feature worked perfectly lol. Samsung adds so many features that have so many issues. Smart pause didn't work for me Half of the time and neither did the rest of the eye crap.
K - February 18, 2014 at 11:33pm
Well said, get this. I once tried angry birds on their tv using the hand sensor, the response is slow as hell using the birds' powers and it didn't read mt hand 50% of the time when it was out in the open close enough, moving my hand around barely helped. Isn't this funny. No matter how they get inspired by apple or make their own feature, either way they end up failing as always. They do nothing but turn to apple for help. lol to the max.
King - February 18, 2014 at 8:29pm
Well, this is a feature that almost every phone will have in the near future
J Masip
J Masip - February 18, 2014 at 7:59pm
Nothing invented... Toshiba already had that way swipe fingerprint scanner on laptops long years before
odedo2 - February 18, 2014 at 11:40pm
True but they weren't successful for laptops. Now everyone will use apples method in order an attempt for scamsung to try and succeed again.
shithead - February 19, 2014 at 8:19pm
I had a dell laptop with fingerprint scanner which worked quite well. (not toshiba)
odedo2 - February 20, 2014 at 12:24am
Not to say you're wrong but this is what I heard from many.
young thug
young thug - February 18, 2014 at 5:42pm
the funny thing about android is you can go into recovery and wipe the phone clean like new and not have to worry about all that :+)
Za - February 18, 2014 at 4:21pm
They love copying everyone else?
Noob - February 18, 2014 at 7:38pm
And Apple invented the fingerprint scanner.
zzz - February 18, 2014 at 8:06pm
I want to break some bad news to you, apple didn't invent the phone. Now, now go and cry on your mummy's shoulder.
thevmaxer - February 18, 2014 at 8:57pm
And I've got news for you: Your mummy is not your mummy! You were adopted.....duh!
K - February 18, 2014 at 11:36pm
And here's some news for you laz-z-zy, we didn't talk about who invented the phone first, plus would he cry over something new but reinvented, finally whether something is new or not to apple, whatever they make is always improved from before even if it's new, shut the fck up and enjoy what you like or try and keep receiving news on how famous you are whining.
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