Not only is Samsung prepared to launch their first 64bit processor next year, a new report says they will launch a smartphone with a fingerprint sensor, possibly the Galaxy S5 or another flagship like the Galaxy Note 3.
The fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S, named TouchID, has attracted a lot of attention on both the user and manufacturer side. Users seem to either love or loath the new security function and manufacturers like HTC are already implementing their fingerprint sensors into smartphones.
Where TouchID seems to work pretty flawlessly with only a few slip-ups, the HTC One Max fingerprint sensor has been less than ideal. Reports and reviews say the sensor is awkwardly placed and sometimes does not recognise fingerprint touches and it can take a while to get used to your finger.
Samsung may not be the most innovative company but we believe the South Korean electronics giant has a good idea on how to build a great fingerprint sensor, considering they have probably already dabbled in this technology in their other markets.
The question is can Samsung’s idea of a fingerprint scanner match Apple’s TouchID and can they figure out a way to match hardware with software and services. Samsung does run almost all their smartphones on Android, but they may be able to work on Tizen to add service APIs for Facebook and other applications to use.
This is what we are waiting for Apple to do, once Facebook, Twitter and other services can integrate with the user it means every password is now only a finger press away.