Chinese manufacturer Huawei is scheduled to make a big media splash later this month, but the Honor, or Glory, 6 that is expected to debut there could also be a flop. A new set of photos allegedly of the device has leaked out again, and, in all honesty, it looks quite similar in design to other manufacturers' smartphones, including what might be a fingerprint scanner.
Samsung intends to put biometric sensors like the smart home button on the Galaxy S5 on even budget smartphones, aiming to democratize next-gen security while also drive adoption of its KNOX system. While using fingerprints to unlock phones, secure app stores, and authenticate online purchases have traditionally been the preserve of high-end devices like the iPhone 5s, Samsung's goal is to lead the way in pushing them down to entry-level phones and tablets as well, in addition to other technologies.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a neat fingerprint sensor built into the home button, much as Apple has with the iPhone 5S. A new report suggests Samsung may beat Apple to the punch in bringing it to their tablets, though. A new tablet, branded the Galaxy Tab S, may have the sensor built right in.
Samsung's Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner has had mixed reviews, but the biometrics baked into the home button could end up far more useful thanks to freshly-added support from password manager LastPass. The updated Android app taps into the Galaxy S5's print-checking security system, allowing easier access to websites and other services.
This week the folks at PayPal have made clear that they’re headed to the Galaxy S5 for a rather sizable collaboration on the fingerprint scanner. Here we’re assured by PayPal that they’re all about moving on from the password and pin-number universe, instead focusing on fingerprints. They say it’s more secure, and they say they’re ready for the future.
Apple has further detailed the way security works in iOS, including how the Touch ID system handles keeping fingerprint data safe as biometrics come under renewed scrutiny following Samsung's Galaxy S5 launch. The new iOS security whitepaper, quietly released this week, covers multiple aspects of data safety across devices like the iPhone and iPad, but is likely to be most interesting for the Touch ID scanner details and insight into the so-called Secure Enclave where Apple locks up fingerprint information.
PayPal and Samsung have announced that they have teamed up to allow owners of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to authenticate payments using their smartphone. Specifically, the user of the S5 will be able to authenticate payments using the fingerprint scanner integrated into the smartphone.
Samsung has a new flagship, the Galaxy S5, and we've been spending some time getting to grips with the 5.1-inch Android smartphone. Launched at Samsung's Unpacked 5 event at MWC 2014 today, the Galaxy S5 has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 Super AMOLED display, 2.5GHz quadcore processor running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, a fingerprint scanner, and a 16-megapixel camera, all wrapped up in a water-resistant casing. Read on for our first-impressions and all the details.
As we inch toward the Mobile World Congress 2014 reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S5, we’re seeing bits and pieces that fit together to create a smartphone that might battle the iPhone 5s directly. Word from SamMobile has it that the Galaxy S5 will have Samsung’s own implementation of a swipe-to-scan sensor under the device’s home button. This home button will be physical, like in past releases, and capacitive buttons will flank it.
A variety of sources have cropped up in recent times to drop alleged details on the next iteration of Samsung's popular handset line, the Galaxy S5. The latest source, which spoke to the Korean Herald, claims the handset maker won't be including an iris scanner in the upcoming smartphone, but will be focusing on fingerprint scanning technologies.