Samsung Galaxy S5 said to sport a fingerprint sensor


  • silver_arrow

    As long as they make it good then I am okay. If all they do is slap one on for the sake of having it then that’s not cool…

  • FlamesFan89

    Dammit Samsung, why do you always have to copy the Motorola Atrix 4G?


    • goodnightluck

      Congratulations! You win clever comment of the year award. SMH

    • FlamesFan89

      Awww, does muffin not like jokes?

  • Allwayswrite

    Queue the iTards and their rants…

    • FlamesFan89

      Karl obliges nicely. 🙂

  • Karl Dagenais

    It’s getting ridiculous. They will have a 64 bits CPU, a finger print scanner, what’s next, it’ll work through iTunes? Samsung is so out of imagination it’s sad to see.

    And that’s coming from an android fan…

    • It’s Me

      Well, you have to give credit to Samsung for innovations like Gear and S-Bump. Those have really changed how people use their phones.

    • Karl Dagenais

      Not really. Pebble came before Gear, and a 24:00 battery life is useless. Also, SBump? What is this? Same thing as the bump app that was not created by Samsung?

    • It’s Me

      Well, what about eye tracking for web page scrolling? That’s innovative, right? World changing.

    • Karl Dagenais


    • It’s Me


    • FlamesFan89

      Eye tracking for web page scrolling, world changing? no. Innovative? YES. And Smart stay, which keeps your screen from dimming or locking as long as it detects that you are looking at it is a damn awesome feature. Still no where near world changing, but I dare say that there aren’t many iPhone users out there who’s worlds have changed because of the fingerprint scanner or the 64 bit processor in the 5S.

    • It’s Me

      Maybe “world changing” was the wrong turn of phrase. Perhaps “paradigm shifting” is more appropriate. Has eye tracking changed the way you interact with your device on a daily basis?/ The best I have read about eye tracking based scrolling is that it can quickly lead to eye strain and fatigue, for those few that have actually even tried it out for more than a couple hours.

    • FlamesFan89

      I really can’t comment on the eye tracking scrolling. I don’t use it, but like I said, smart stay is awesome, and HAS changed how I use my phone, as I don’t have to touch the screen intermittently as I read things to make sure that it doesn’t dim. It’s a small thing, a really small thing, but I definitely notice it when I use something that doesn’t have it.

    • Dirty_Harry2

      All eye tracking does run your camera constantly and burn your battery.

    • expat

      Most people do not know this, but in 1986, my friend had a Casio touch screen watch, were he was recording phone numbers.

    • FlamesFan89

      Puh-lease. Moving from a 32 bit processor to a 64 bit processor is the logical progression of things, not some amazing innovation that Apple came up with. And the fingerprint scanner has been done before as well, and has been integrated on computer technology for seemingly ages. Again, another simple logical progression. These aren’t groundbreaking achievements that Apple should be praised for as gods. They are well done inclusions by Apple, but logical progressions of the industry as more and more technology that was once limited to computers are moved to mobile devices.

      It wasn’t all that long ago that laptops were deemed only good for light tasks, and a full on workstation were required for real work. Now you have people recording 4K video on their phones. Point being, we are going to continue to see more and more things moving from high-end workstations, to desktops, to laptops, to mobile devices, and it seems to be happening faster and faster. But it isn’t innovation in the sense of incredible inventions that are new to the world. It can be innovative in the sense of the development and research needed to make things smaller and less power intensive, but it is logical progression, and just because one company gets first to market with it doesn’t mean that they are the only ones working on it, or that they somehow are the only ones who can ever use the idea.

      Why does anyone care who did it first, the result of many companies doing it, is that we have choice, and can get the one that fits us best. If every company was limited by the first to market of every progression of technology from computers to mobile, then we would have a whole lot of extremely limited devices on the market. That would mean iPhones wouldn’t be allowed to multitask, or have the command centre thingy, or a notification drawer where you can swipe away notifications, or turn by turn navigation, or… It gets silly.

      Put on your big girl panties, and get over it.

    • FlamesFan89

      Just to further my point of why it is silly to mock a company for integrating something into their device after others had done it first…

      If Apple was not allowed to integrate features from phone that were on the market before them, then no iPhone would have:

      the already mentioned multitasking, pull down notifications, and turn by turn navigation, as well as
      -Wireless syncing
      -the ability to open apps from the lock screen
      -customizable backgrounds
      -Over the Air updates
      -An LED flash for the camera

      Yeah, that would be dumb. Where were all the iFans when the iPhone 4 came out railing against the inclusion of an LED flash, and saying that they were just copying others? I didn’t think so…

    • FlamesFan89

      Ah, I see that I am getting downvotes for posting facts.

      “I’ve made up my mind, don’t confuse me with facts!”

    • d a

      Iol, don’t pay attention to the votes, up or down. Now I’m no authority but everything I’ve read suggests that 64bit is useless on any device with less than 4 gig of ram so I’d say Apple should have increased their ram first.

    • Red Haze

      Your opinions make sense.Someone who knows what they are talking about

    • d a

      Well, it’s not like Apple was first with the finger print scanner, and wasn’t it Apple who several years ago said 64bit was useless? Sounds to me like Apple has run out of ideas and now is trying to find things to RE-invent.

    • BetelgeuseOrion

      Apple also said that 4 phones were dumb and they were the “Hummers” of the smartphones, now look at the smart phone selection

      also they said a 7 tablet was useless because you have to file down your fingers to pencils, now look at the tablet selection (also HTF do you use an ipod touch then?)

  • Tom Adams

    the words swipe finger worry me. If its on the back its immediately a fail and if it involves swiping its also a fail. Now if you could swipe to unlock and the screen read your print that would be cool but I doubt the technology exists for that

  • alphs22

    Samsung – always following.

  • Jakob

    Their biggest competitor has a finger print scanner on their device. Who didn’t see this coming?

  • King kobi

    you really think this will protect your phone look what happened with Apple people are hacking the fingerprint scanner right away

  • Travis Darling

    If you could integrate the blood-glucose reader into the same finger print scanner.. Gold mine.

  • Derek Perrin

    This is terrible. More phones with fingerprint scanners to collect fingerprint data for the NSA.

    • StevieY

      Hey look, a conspiracy nut

    • cartfan88

      Hey look a big government buffoon.

    • Taylor Bolin

      derek… is that you.. anyway, maybe the NSA liked Apples idea and is now mandating phone manufactures to make fingerprint scanners standard so they can build a massive database of fingerprints without our knowledge or consent, any idea on whether LG will be following this trend on the heavily rumoured “G3”?

    • Dirty_Harry2

      …or they could just lift it off of one of the thousands of things you touch and leave fingerprints all over every day.
      Jeez, how paranoid do people get? The government doesn’t care about your fingerprints.

    • Derek Perrin

      Just like they didn’t care about anything you did on the computer. PRISM never happened. Your name also isn’t attached to the finger prints you leave everywhere. Another problem is the fact that you do leave them everywhere. Biometrics seem neat, but you should not use something that you are for security because that cannot be changed.

    • Taylor

      lol, ouch man. i don’t really care. but americans get butt hurt over the fact their government is spying on its self

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  • kilowiko

    Surprise surprise. Samcrap to the rescue!

    • Dimitri

      Apple crap to the rescue too?

  • tomas

    Yay more gimmicky useless features.

  • 01011001001

    no kidding.

  • jonnny

    I will NEVER buy a phone that has a fingerprint scanner. Totally useless, and an invasion of privacy. Even if you don’t use it, you know its stored your fingerprint, and NSA has taken it. There is simply no point, and annoyingly in the way.

    • Thrasher

      Personally i don’t need a fingerprint scanner on my phone but I could see someone like my mom using one, because she doesn’t want to be memorizing a new PIN for screen lock and I would like her to have her phone protected.

  • ScooterinAB

    I’d like to remind the many negative folks who’ve already posted that fingerprint scanners started showing up in phones years ago, and that a number of laptops and others pieces of consumer electronics have had fingerprint scanners for almost a decade (if not longer).

    Apple wasn’t the first to do this. Samsung isn’t following. It’s just becoming more common (or a fad, depending on how you look at it).

    • Omis

      But the only reason they are doing it is because Apple put it in their phones. Geeze just call a spade a spade.

    • ScooterinAB

      Except that Motorola had biometrics on at least one of their older phones. Samsung isn’t copying Apple. If anything, both are copying Motorola.

      At the end of the day, fingerprint scanners are a gadget. Now that processors and screens have gotten about as powerful as they are going to get on phones, it’s time to add new gadgets. A fingerprint scanner is just one of those gadgets.

      I don’t see enough to say that Samsung is just copying Apple.

    • Omis

      So its only coincidence that everytime Apple adds something to their phone, Samsung does the same. Apple may not have been the first, but Samsung is definitely copying what they are doing.

    • ScooterinAB

      And is it only a coincidence that whenever Samsung (or anyone else) adds something, Apple does the same 3 years later?

      Finger print scanners have been around for years. Phone manufacturers have been using them for years. Apple just made their’s round.

    • Rio

      Yes they were on laptops, phones etc for years to come. But not a single one was done the way apple did it (along with the company that they bought to do it.)

      Even the best of laptops have horrible fingerprint technology, you have to swipe your finger in the precise way to get it to work. The leap of consumer fingerprint sensors from these laptops and from the Atrix is huge.

    • FlamesFan89

      that’s such a load of smelly stuff. I have a fingerprint scanner on my laptop, as does my wife on her’s, and they essentially work flawlessly without any sort of effort to “swipe your finger in the precise way”. I can’t recall ever having to re-swipe because it didn’t get it the first time.

      My evidence is anecdotal, but it is no less reliable a source than your random, unverified claim that “Even the best of laptops have horrible fingerprint technology”.

  • Dirty_Harry2

    iPhone comes out with something, and what do you know, a year later the same stuff shows up in a Samsung phone. Deja vu? I have a Samsung phone and all their “innovations” are usually gimmicks that you can only use if you are OK with a 3 hour battery life because they all eat power.

    • Dimitri

      Which Samsung phone do you have? I have the Note 3 & i get 14hrs of battery life.

      Also Apple never brought out the fingerprint sensor first. it was Motorola.

    • Dirty_Harry2

      Galaxy S3. 3 hours was an exaggeration, but I turned off pretty much all of Samsung’s extra features because they all killed battery life (S voice, the eye tracking to keep screen awake, all the hand motions, etc).

      I kinda like Android but hate Samsung’s take on it. Touchwiz is so laggy. Even on brand new phones and tablets in the store. I want to go with Sony or Nexus next.

  • Pigs Can Fly

    lol of course, they want to be like Apple and copy everything Apple produces.

    Question is: will a cat’s paw be able to unlock this one?

    • Dimitri

      You mean Apple copied Motorola? Do your research before saying anything. Every company copies someone. Sony does it, Samsung does it, HTC does it, HP does it, Apple does it, Nokia does it, LG does it & much much more.

    • Pigs Can Fly

      I’m talking about Samsung copying what Apple does, they’ve been doing it for years. I’m aware of the Motorola Atrix as well as laptops years back having fingerprint function, but Samsung wouldn’t have bothered to put a fingerprint feature if Apple didn’t put it in the iPhone 5.

      Just a fact.

  • whipcream

    Has Samsung figured out IMAP IDLE yet?

  • Fong

    why should it matter who came up with the idea to put a finger print scanner on their phone. Yea iphone was the first company to put it on their phone but they stole the idea from laptops. Android performs better than the iphone and looks better, so im getting a mother f****** android lol

    • Dimitri

      LOL what? Apple was NEVER the first one. Bud where do u get your info from? Motorola was the First smartphone and phone to have a fingerprint sensor.