When Apple came out with the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone, other companies wanted a piece of that action, mainly because it was the latest in technology in such a small handheld device. As we all know, throughout the computer age, tech companies have been at each others throats trying to get the latest and greatest. Well this may be the case with Samsung.
Samsung has a new model coming up in it’s future, and what better to have than a fingerprint sensor. An analyst named Ming-Shi Kuo thinks that the Galaxy S5 will try to compete with Apple for it’s fingerprint sensor. In the past, CNET’s Eric Mack says, Kuo has been pretty accurate with his predictions of the latest tech advancements, seen as he predicted the Touch ID. Kuo is saying that Samsung is tempted by both the iPhone 5s and the HTC One Max to make a phone that supports fingerprint sensing. Rumors have spread that an executive from Samsung mentioned the company hoping to produce and use an iris-scanning technology soon.
Even though Samsung wants a piece of this action, it still plans on using 32-bit hardware instead of the iPhone’s 64-bit processor. There are no confirmations on how Samsung wants to tackle the physical aspect of the S5, whether it’s small or large, plastic or metal, or even flexible (Hint: LG G Flex). Whatever the case may be, Samsung will be able to add their own elements into the sensors.