Samsung Galaxy S5 rumored to have on-screen fingerprint scanner and on-screen keys

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 will carry an on-screen fingerprint scanner and on-screen keys, according to site iTech Addict. Samsung’s newest flagship is expected to take advantage of its slightly bigger screen by doing away with hardware buttons in the front.A trusted source of iTech Addict told the site that Samsung is using a layer of electromagnetic field generated behind the screen for its fingerprint sensor, which is the same technology used for its S Pen. Users won’t need to place their finger on a set location, instead Samsung cleverly made the entire display a fingerprint scanner for multiple use cases. As for the on-screen keys, the Galaxy S5 is doing away with hardware buttons found at the bottom of every Galaxy device out today. This suggest the company is opting for more gesture-based functions.

Korean site, etnews, corroborates the same rumor but it added that the fingerprint scanning technology is being produced in-house. “Samsung Galaxy fingerprint recognition module is a self-produced and standardized for yield management and be interpreted as parts.” The site also mentioned that the Galaxy S5’s fingerprint tech is using a special swipe method, and that Apple’s current fingerprint tech influenced its decision to add their own offering in the next flagship.

Details about the upcoming Galaxy S5 continue to leak, as we learned yesterday that the handset will feature a 5.25-inch QHD (2,560×1,440) Super AMOLED display, a new Exynos (India, International)/Snapdragon (US) processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB storage, and a 16-megapixel rear camera and a hefty 3200 mAh battery.

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[Via iTech Addict, etnews]

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