Samsung to Add iPhone 5s-like Fingerprint Scanner in Galaxy S5


Samsung is all set to introduce an iPhone 5s-like fingerprint scanner in its upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone, The Korea Herald is reporting. According to the source, Samsung will follow Apple as usual, and embed a fingerprint sensor within its next flagship device to perform various tasks for the users, such as authentication.

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The Korean publication details that Samsung will eventually go for fingerprint authentication in the Galaxy S5 rather than the previously rumoured iris recognition due to its ‘unintuitive user experience’. An industry source who declined to be named said, “Who would want to put their handset up close to their eyes for authentication in places like movie theaters and bed, or even while they are driving?”. The anonymous source further said that Samsung is working on putting fingerprint sensors under the display panel.

In addition to the uncomfortable nature of iris recognition, there are also other reasons why the scanners will hardly be installed in the Galaxy S5, according to the sources. 

“In order to enable iris recognition on a smartphone, an extra camera designed specifically for the identification technology should be installed, which will make the smartphone bigger since there will be three camera modules,” another market source said.

It has been reported that LG is also testing the prototype of its G3 smartphone sporting a fingerprint scanner.


  • iFone

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Period.

  • Canuk Storm

    Good to see Samsung hasn’t lost the ability to innovative. /s

  • marco

    I expected nothing less from Samsung…

  • Guest

    that’s too bad… I really wished to see drivers scanning their eyes on the road… that’s a true bummer.. 🙁

  • max

    And you think apple innovated the fingerprint technology? The sooner you get your head out of apple ass the better you would see better. Apple is not the inventor of everything tech.