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S5 or 5s? Samsung Galaxy S5′s fingerprint scanner will be in the home button

18
Feb
2014

The Galaxy S5 will apparently not pack a fingerprint scanner under the screen, as many leaks have recently suggested, but instead it will embed the sensor in the home button, according to SamMobile’s insiders. Thus, the device will still feature a home button, as Samsung will not move to on-screen buttons like other Android device makers. Of course there’s another popular smartphone we know with a fingerprint scanner under the home button, and Samsung looks to be taking inspiration yet again from its top rival Apple. SamMobile has further learned how the fingerprint scanner will work. Apparently you will have to “swipe the entire pad of your finger, from base to tip, across the home key to register your fingerprint,”

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