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Samsung Galaxy S5 will mimic Apple's iPhone 5S with fingerprint sensor

So says Fingerprint Cards CEO
Thu Dec 05 2013, 14:43
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KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung's next generation flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5, will feature a TouchID style sensor, the CEO of Fingerprint Cards has all but confirmed.

Swedish technology company Fingerprint Cards, which specialises in such technology, has said that it hopes to provide its technology, similar to the TouchID sensor found on the iPhone 5S, to a number of big name mobile phone makers in 2014.

Speaking to Reuters, CEO of the Fingerprint Cards Johan Carlstrom said the firm hopes to sign up Huawei and LG, and all but confirmed that his company's technology would appear on at least two Samsung smartphones next year.

Carlstrom said that Samsung likely will release multiple smartphones with fingerprint sensors in 2014, and added, "Samsung is well known for having multiple suppliers for most components and our goal is to be selected as one of their sensor suppliers already in 2014."

He added that big name technology firms won't be alone in launching such devices next year, saying, ""I think at least seven or eight [companies] will launch a phone with a touch sensor in 2014."

This isn't the first we've heard about Samsung's Galaxy S5 getting a fingerprint sensor. Last month, an ARM executive confirmed that the handset would arrive touting a 64-bit chip, again like the iPhone 5S, adding that a feature such as a fingerprint sensor "requires more powerful memory capacity".

If online rumours are to be believed, the device wiil also feature a metal casing, a 5in 2K resolution display, a 20MP rear-facing camera, and Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system.

Speculation has suggested that the phone will launch in early 2014, so a CES or MWC announcement could be on the cards. µ

 

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