Here’s one way to kill off the joy and excitement of a launch event – find out everything about the product weeks and even months before the launch. Right after sharing some extensive leaks about the camera features found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Sammobile today is sharing more details, this time about the fingerprint sensor – of course there’s going to be one.
According to credible source reports of Sammobile, the Galaxy Note 4 will have Synaptics’ Natural ID solutions, just like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha. This technology allows the manufacturers to separate the fingerprint sensor into two parts – Samsung puts one in the home button and another on the main touch screen. Both are simultaneously used to get an ID loaded. In order to use it properly, users are required to swipe from the lower part of the display to the home button, not just the button alone. This is the reason why many users are having problems with the fingerprint sensor found on the Galaxy S5.
Like the Galaxy S5, the fingerprint sensor can be used for more things than just to unlock the phone including Private Mode with fingerprint authentication, Samsung Account Verification, and PayPal Payments. Sammobile also notes that the Galaxy Note 4 will sport something similar to HTC One Max’s fingerprint sensor – the ability to assign applications or specific functions as shortcuts to each registered fingerprint.
Finally, the last feature noted is Web Sign-in that allows the user to use registered fingerprint to sign into websites. Once enabled, users will no longer need to key in their username and password to sign into web pages. Simply swipe (from the bottom of the display, remember) and you’re done.
Only a little over a week more to go, are these leaks making you more excited or are they actually taking the excitements out from the launch event?