Samsung set to copy Apple’s fingerprint scanner, with a twist

SAMSUNG is reportedly set to take Apple’s fingerprint scanner to the next level, incorporating it with a twist in its upcoming Galaxy S5.

According to the Sam Mobile website, the Samsung’s fingerprint scanner will let you assign each of your fingerprints to trigger different tasks and shortcuts on the phone.

Unlike the iPhone 5S technology where you would have to hold your finger still for the print to be recognised, on the Samsung version you are required to slide your finger across the sensor. It will also reportedly show a “real-time image” of your fingerprint as you scan it.


“The sensor itself works in a swipe manner, which means that you would need to swipe the entire pad of your finger, from base to tip, across the home key to register your fingerprint properly,” the website report reads.

“You can register a total of 8 fingerprints and assign each fingerprint a different task or use it as an app shortcut.”

The truth will be revealed and rumours put to rest when Samsung launches the phone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.