Samsung's Galaxy S5 to sport fingerprint sensor, 32-bit SoC

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  • Reply 41 of 151
    t0nyt0ny Posts: 16member
    My iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor works 75% of the time, reason enough for me to disable it. Reason enough for me to not get an S5 if it has one.
  • Reply 42 of 151
    Just another Samsung attempt to copy Apple
    565 PPI. Seems like overkill.and won't stop Samsungs screens from having that neon effect. If you've looked at a Samsung screen it's obvious the color calibration is way off
  • Reply 43 of 151
    t0nyt0ny Posts: 16member
    Of course Apple won't be 'copying' Samsung's idea of large screens this year will they?
  • Reply 44 of 151
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by t0ny View Post



    My iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor works 75% of the time, reason enough for me to disable it. Reason enough for me to not get an S5 if it has one.

    It’s possible that your fingers are dirty begrimed and/or sweaty a lot. Also, to counter your one data point, I can honestly tell you that the fingerprint sensor works for me 100% of the time.

     

    If you have actual data on what proportion of 5Ss have that problem, please share.

  • Reply 45 of 151
    t0nyt0ny Posts: 16member
    Whoa, calm down. Not sure I said I had any data to share but my personal experience is that it's not great which will have a bearing when choosing my next device.
  • Reply 46 of 151
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by t0ny View Post



    Of course Apple won't be 'copying' Samsung's idea of large screens this year will they?

    Um... having different screen sizes is not ‘copying.’ Apple's products (e.g., iPads, iPhones, iPods, iMacs, Macbooks) have always had multiple screen sizes.

     

    There are design trade-offs to address (e.g., battery life, developer consistency, pixel size, manufacturing costs, quality, availability). If/when Apple does a larger screen size, I have little doubt that it will be substantially better thought-out than Samsung’s efforts.

  • Reply 47 of 151
    t0ny wrote: »
    Whoa, calm down.

    What was un-calm about my response?:???:
  • Reply 48 of 151
    t0nyt0ny Posts: 16member
    Um... having different screen sizes is not ‘copying.’ Apple's products (e.g., iPads, iPhones, iPods, iMacs, Macbooks) have always had multiple screen sizes.

    There are design trade-offs to address (e.g., battery life, developer consistency, pixel size, manufacturing costs, quality, availability). If/when Apple does a larger screen size, I have little doubt that it will be substantially better thought-out than Samsung’s efforts.

    Sigh, you noticed copying was in quotes right? My point is this crying about copying is all bullshit.

    Apple fans seem to think Apple invented the concept of finger print sensors on a phone, like it matters anyway. And that anything non apple manufacturers do is copying. It's just so boring.
  • Reply 49 of 151
    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

    What was un-calm about my response?image



    ‘Dirty’ is a dirty word. People get all uppity. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

  • Reply 50 of 151
    gwmacgwmac Posts: 1,807member

    Tis site seems to have a lot more info and details about the S5. Everything is just a rumor for now but this link seems to have a better source.

     

    http://www.knowyourmobile.com/samsung/samsung-galaxy-s5/21331/samsung-galaxy-s5-release-date-specs-leaks-and-all-rumours

     

    That article claims the S5 will have an on-screen biometric scanner instead of a dedicated button. It also says it will offer multi-party video chat like we used to do on iChat. That was a nice feature and I would like to see that come to FaceTime and the iPhone. 

  • Reply 51 of 151
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    ‘Dirty’ is a dirty word. People get all uppity. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />


    Ah, got it. Thanks. (English is not my first language, so sometimes screw it up.) I have changed it to ‘begrimed.’

  • Reply 52 of 151
    t0nyt0ny Posts: 16member
    What was un-calm about my response?:???:

    Seemed like you took the fact my iPhone is a bit shit personally. Perhaps I misunderstood you similarly to how you figured I'd have done a survey on all 5s owners just in case I needed some data for a forum.
  • Reply 53 of 151
    t0ny wrote: »

    Seemed like you took the fact my iPhone is a bit shit personally. Perhaps I misunderstood you similarly to how you figured I'd have done a survey on all 5s owners just in case I needed some data for a forum.

    I didn't take it personally at all. I don't even know you, so why would I?

    I did infer that you were perhaps making a general point there about Apple's implementation of the fingerprint sensor, but if you're telling me that was incorrect, then sure, ignore the part of my post about the data. (Btw, I was not asking you to gather the data, but rather, wondering if you knew of any surveys out there that suggested it was a larger problem, that's all.) Perhaps you need to be the one to calm down.
  • Reply 54 of 151
    t0nyt0ny Posts: 16member
    I didn't take it personally at all. I don't even know you, so why would I?

    I did infer that you were perhaps making a general point there about Apple's implementation of the fingerprint sensor, but if you're telling me that was incorrect, then sure, ignore the part of my post about the data. (Btw, I was not asking you to gather the data, but rather, wondering if you knew of any surveys out there that suggested it was a larger problem, that's all.)

    Nope, not a general point simply that my iPhone is dodgy. Glad yours is 100% working.
  • Reply 55 of 151
    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

    Ah, got it. Thanks. (English is not my first language, so sometimes screw it up.) I have changed it to ‘begrimed.’

     

    Not sure if you’re joking (and if you are, it’s great), but it’s not dirty insofar as it’s bad, but people just whine if you call them unhygienic.

  • Reply 56 of 151
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,342member
    t0ny wrote: »
    Whoa, calm down. Not sure I said I had any data to share but my personal experience is that it's not great which will have a bearing when choosing my next device.

    There's some suggestions in this fairly lengthy thread on how to improve recognition if it's an issue for your and/or your device. Seeing as it's a new Apple feature some growing pains are to be expected.
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5400101?start=0&tstart=0
  • Reply 57 of 151
    t0nyt0ny Posts: 16member
    gatorguy wrote: »
    There's some suggestions in this fairly lengthy thread on how to improve recognition if it's an issue for your and/or your device.
    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5400101?start=0&tstart=0

    Thanks, I'll check it out.
  • Reply 58 of 151
    nkalunkalu Posts: 315member

    Can Samsung ever come up with something original, order than Apple adaptations? 

  • Reply 59 of 151
    t0nyt0ny Posts: 16member
    nkalu wrote: »
    Can Samsung ever come up with something original, order than Apple adaptations? 

    Perhaps Samsung will 'adapt' Motorola's fingerprint scanner which was out some 2 years before Apples?
  • Reply 60 of 151
    Originally Posted by t0ny View Post

    Perhaps Samsung will 'adapt' Motorola's fingerprint scanner which was out some 2 years before Apples?

     

    Motorola had a camera-based, glass-topped fingerprint sensor 2 years before the release of the iPhone 5S?

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