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Samsung Galaxy S5 may feature fingerprint sensor under screen

Samsung is planning to incorporate a fingerprint sensor into the Samsung Galaxy S5, according to a recent report, and you might not even be able to see it.

Yesterday we brought you news of a rumoured iris sensor solution for the Samsung Galaxy S5, which would scan your eye rather than your finger.

According to the Korea Herald, however, Samsung will abandon that idea in favour of a more established security measure. Like the iPhone 5S, it claims, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will be able to read your fingerprint.

Unlike Apple’s latest flagship phone, though, the Samsung Galaxy S5 won’t require a designated input area for reading your print. Rather, the report suggests that Samsung will built the technology into the screen itself.

This would mean that your fingerprint could be read in the normal process of interacting with the touch display.

The report claims that Samsung has abandoned the ambitious iris sensor solution because of its unsuitability for use in certain general and low light situations, such as in bed or when driving (though we’re sure you shouldn’t be doing that anyway).

Regardless of the type of security sensor employed in Samsung’s next flagship phone, it’s expected to feature a 2K LCD display (that’s 2560 x 1440), a 20-megapixel camera, a 64-bit processor, and a meaty 2,900mAh battery.

It’s also been rumoured that Samsung will abandon its much maligned plastic-heavy approach in favour of a premium metal design.

Samsung has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will launch in March or April, alongside an improved Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

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