Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Will Introduce New Fingerprint Features - Report

The smartphone will come packed with Synaptics’ Natural ID technologies

By on August 26th, 2014 08:58 GMT

As we’re getting close to early September, more and more details on the next Galaxy Note phablet pop up online. It appears that Samsung plans to stuff even more features in its flagship smartphone, though putting more software into a new high-tier device does not seem to be the key to success.

Samsung has done the same thing for the last few years with the Galaxy S series, which is not among the most popular on the market anymore.

Adding more software into the mix that most owners of Galaxy S phone are not even aware of and neglecting other aspects of the phone, such as its design, are not the answers for a long and successful series of smartphones.

Anyway, it appears that Samsung has decided to continue to use Synatpics’ Natural ID technologies, SamMobile reports. According to a source close to the matter, the Galaxy Note 4 will be using the same LiveFlex technology, which allows for the separation of the fingerprint sensing element into two parts.

One of the parts will be inserted underneath the Home button, while the second one will be placed under the capacitive touchscreen display of the phablet.

This way, when you swipe your finger over the base of the display and the Home button, the fingerprint scanner will be able to read your fingerprint correctly and unlock the phone. Those who swipe their fingers only over the Home button will hardly be able to unlock their smartphones.

SamMobile reports that Fingerprint Shortcuts will be one of the most important new fingerprint features that Samsung will include in the Galaxy Note 4. The new feature will allow users to assign apps or other functions as shortcuts to each registered fingerprint.

Web Sign-in is another new fingerprint feature that will be part of the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 software. It provides users with the option to use registered fingerprint to sign into websites instead of manually entering their username and passwords. Here is how you can do that, according to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s manual:

“Sign in to websites that can remember passwords by swiping any of your registered fingers over the home key. To set up fingerprint recognition for your web accounts, follow the instructions below:

- Enter your username and password for web accounts that support fingerprint recognition.
- Enable Sign in using fingerprints.
- Sign out of the web account, then use a registered fingerprint to sign in again.”

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has already been confirmed for unveil on September 3 during the company’s Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 press event.

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