Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature fingerprint sensor on home button: Report

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The Samsung Galaxy S5, contrary to earlier reports of featuring a screen-integrated fingerprint sensor, is now reported to feature an implementation similar to Apple Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5S, embedded in its home button.

Sammobile reports that the Samsung Galaxy S5 handset, though having a home button fingerprint sensor, will be a little different than that seen in iPhone 5S. The users would need to swipe their finger from base to tip against the home button. The handset will also show a real-time image of the user’s finger on the display when swiped.

It has been also reported that the rumoured fingerprint sensor will be sensitive to moisture which means that it will fail to work with wet fingers. It is also being said that Galaxy S5 will include some scanning-related features in its customised Android KitKat offering. Users will apparently be able to register up to eight fingers, with one of them used for unlocking the handset. A new private mode will reportedly also be introduced, which will include the user’s personal folder, accessible either by fingerprint access or a PIN. It has been also made clear that Samsung Galaxy S5 will not be featuring any on-screen buttons.

While the report quotes insider sources, fans do not have to wait much as we are now less than a week away from the 24 February MWC 2014 event, where the Korean tech firm is expected to introduce the Galaxy S5 smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S5’s recent purported leaked screenshot indicated the handset will feature a QHD (1440×2560 pixel) resolution along with a 560ppi pixel density, all packed in a 5.2-inch screen. Details can be seen here.

An alleged leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S5 retail box packing was also spotted on the Internet in February. The leaked retail box image of Galaxy S5 suggests the smartphone will sport a 5.25-inch QHD (1440x2560pixels) Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and a 20-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel front shooter. The image also indicates the Galaxy S5 will feature a 3000mAh battery and run Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

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