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Samsung Galaxy S5 to come with finger-scanning home button

18 February, 2014 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S5 to come with finger-scanning home button - read the full textOnce again the Samsung Galaxy S5 is on the horizon and as always is making sure our rumor-o-meters are going wild. This time we're dealing with a relatively old rumor but one following logic and carrying a little more details. In order to match the trend Samsung is reportedly including a...

 

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So the logic is that even though Apple didnt invent the tech, as long as they improve on it then its ok?

So it Samsung improve on what Apple did then surely that should be ok too?

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  • 2014-02-18 17:45
  • mga3

Just want to put it out there, 'it's not about who did it first, its about who did it right'.

Don't can't if you invented touchscreen or even a camera, if it doesn't work properly then its useless... Please, have some logic.

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  • 2014-02-18 17:35
  • nxdW

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-02-18 15:45 from Kxud - click to readYou got it, the icrApple fans think the fruit company invents everything. hahaha

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  • 2014-02-18 17:32
  • uAjt

I was hearing about a fingerprint scanner integrated in the lower part of the touchscreen, they even have such a patent, right?

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  • 2014-02-18 17:29
  • t1$D

Apple and Samsung have F@ckd every one who said physical home buttons are waste,lolz..
The need for fingerprint Scanner at front will let companies like Google,HTC,LG rethink there strategy.

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  • 2014-02-18 17:20
  • uu0g

And this just confirms that S5 is not my next phone. Its now the HTC M8 or Note 4.

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  • 2014-02-18 16:36
  • NB8V

if this is true .... i just wonder how its going to look like

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  • 2014-02-18 16:19
  • fqkn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-02-18 15:45 from Kxud - click to readits not the same on the iphone as opposed to the atrix. they're using old tech that requires swiping of the fingers. whereas iphone only requires you to tap on it to register/read your prints.

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  • 2014-02-18 16:02
  • ItVf

> In reply to harlekkin @ 2014-02-18 15:56 from XrGG - click to readCouldn't agree more...!

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  • 2014-02-18 16:01
  • p6Tb

> In reply to devoct @ 2014-02-18 15:34 from uCcw - click to readgood one.. so is this 5S or S5?
lolz

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  • 2014-02-18 16:00
  • RXgS

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-02-18 15:45 from Kxud - click to readLISTEN FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL:

Neither Apple nor Motorola had the technology first. The Japanese had it first (F900i).

Apple were the first to put it into the HOME button, at a simple touch of a finger. No swiping, simply touching. Neither Motorola, nor Samsung, nor Fujitsu had this technology before Apple.

You need to look at the facts. Apple perfected the idea, they did not invent it.

GET OVER IT.

Both Apple and Samsung are great companies, stop measuring them up against each other.

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  • 2014-02-18 15:56
  • XrGG

such innovation~ i thought fingerprint just gimmick~

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  • 2014-02-18 15:53
  • bJbp

Ah c'mon Samsung, I'm probably one of your biggest supporters and even I can see this is blatant gimmick copying! My humble advise; find something unique to set yourself apart, just a few examples: Sony water/dust resistant; apple impeccable build quality and image; Nokia(Windows Phone)Unique and exclusive user interface and can survive a nuclear holocaust. Your starting to look a bit generic these days Sammy...

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  • 2014-02-18 15:45
  • rv2I

> In reply to What? @ 2014-02-18 15:23 from 8x%t - click to readI know that Motorola had fingerprint scanner years back. That's why I asked this question. Apple didn't invent that! So, techically APPLE COPIED Motorola Atrix

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  • 2014-02-18 15:45
  • Kxud

For some extra info on fingerprint tech on phones in Japan:

http://www.edom.com.tw/en/inde...&id=1461

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  • 2014-02-18 15:45
  • XrGG

> In reply to Protocol @ 2014-02-18 14:27 from t@y2 - click to readApple revolutionised the fingerprint scanner by making it foolproof. It is the easiest, most sensible solution on the market. The Fujitsu F900i was the first to introduce a swipe-scanner on a feature phone, way back in 2003/4. Motorola tried to improve the idea but failed. Apple used the idea and improved it to increase the % of people using security on their phones.

Apple ultimately designed a customer-friendly version that succeeds because it has thought of every possible user interaction. It's simple, versatile and fits perfectly into the user experience.

Apple weren't first, but they made it EASY. And who's following now? Again, Samsung are following in Apple's footprints, and it's SO obvious.

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  • 2014-02-18 15:39
  • XrGG

nice drvice...but im sick of same physical design of samsung...i hav note 2 but now i think ill go for htc m8.....time and experience has taught me..buy a phone which looks and feels good..i always wanted htc one metal design but i could not get it...nowm8 ur mine

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  • 2014-02-18 15:36
  • utmm

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-02-18 14:38 from wu4Z - click to readYou do your research. The Fujitsu F900i had the fingerprint scanner back in 2003/4.

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  • 2014-02-18 15:35
  • XrGG

expect more from Galaxy 5S, oops.. i mean Galaxy S5.

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  • 2014-02-18 15:34
  • uCcw

> In reply to What? @ 2014-02-18 15:23 from 8x%t - click to readFujitsu F900i wants to have a word with the rest of you. The Japanese rule.

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  • 2014-02-18 15:34
  • XrGG

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