With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung brought a new hardware feature to the table in the form of a fingerprint sensor which seemed to capitalize on the popularity of the iPhone 5s and Apple’s own introduction of their Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Now according to a recent report from SamMobile, it seems that the fingerprint sensor will be extended to the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 as well.
SamMobile’s sources claim that the handset is expected to feature Synaptics’ Natural ID fingerprint sensor, similar to that of the Galaxy S5 and the recently announced Galaxy Alpha. While the Galaxy Note 4 will offer similar features to that of the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha, Samsung is also expected to introduce new features that will take advantage of the fingerprint sensor.
One of those features would be Fingerprint Shortcuts. According to the alleged Galaxy Note 4’s tutorial, “When you unlock the device with the registered fingers, you can make the finger shortcut to any applications or other functions directly from the lock screen.” Another new feature is Web Sign-in, which as the name implies will allow users to use their fingerprints to sign into websites as opposed to having to type in a username or password.
These sound like pretty handy features and we guess we will find out how true these claims are come 3rd of September, so if you’d like to learn more about the Galaxy Note 4, be sure to check back with us then for the details!