Will the Galaxy S5 come with a fingerprint scanner?

A new “leaks and rumors” newsbit touching up on Samsung’s next generation Galaxy S handset – the Galaxy S5 – has recently come up, this time focusing on the possibility of it to highlight a built-in fingerprint scanner.

With a huge chunk of the said “leaks and rumors” newsbit attributed to the sentiments of KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the rumored built-in fingerprint scanner to be found in the Galaxy S5 is attributed to be the Korean smartphone maker’s answer to Apple’s iPhone 5S.

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The analyst further points out that if Samsung intends to keep up with the ongoing trend of high end smartphone models, its upcoming Galaxy S5 is most likely bound to offer a similar feature function set boasted by the likes of the iPhone 5S and HTC’s One Max.

He also notes that Samsung is most likely set on sourcing its fingerprint scanners from Validity Sensors, a firm which was acquired by Synaptics in 2013.

To be clear, it has to be said that Apple is not the first smartphone brand to come up with a smartphone that comes with a built-in fingerprint scanner.

For one, Motorola came up with the Motorola Atrix 4G in 2011, and it did come with a functional fingerprint reader, though its full utilization was only realized in its security-features-and-functions set, given that the smartphone rolled out with Gingerbread pre-installed.

It is still unclear just how certain Samsung’s Galaxy S5 would or wouldn’t come with a fingerprint scanner, but given how well-received the iPhone 5S’ scanner has been, the possibility can’t be banded as mere heresy.

We’ll find out for sure when the Galaxy S5 makes its debut this month.

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