Samsung including fingerprint sensor in Galaxy S5 home button: Report

According to a report in SamMobile, Samsung is including a fingerprint sensor in the home button of the smartphone and not in the display, as was suggested by many recently. The consumers will need to swipe their finger on the button to register the print.

The revelation also confirms that Samsung is still using physical and capacitive buttons in its flagship, unlike HTC, which reportedly is moving to on-screen buttons in the upcoming HTC One successor.

SamMobile adds that Samsung has integrated the fingerprint sensor throughout Galaxy S5 software; so, in addition to unlocking their phone, the consumers will also be open apps (by assigning app shortcuts to fingerprints) or do some other task. The phone will support a total of eight fingerprints.

Samsung is also introducing something called Private Folder and Private Mode, where consumers will be able to hide apps, widgets and other content, which will only be accessible after swiping the registered fingerprint.

“To open and close your Personal Folder and Private Mode, you would need to swipe your registered finger over the home key after tapping on the home key, or you could simply use a different security method, like pattern unlock or security PIN. You will be able to verify your Samsung account using your fingerprint and will also be able to sign into different websites, without needing to enter your username or password ever again,” SamMobile noted.

To remind you, Samsung is announcing the Galaxy S5 on February 25 in Barcelona. The phone is rumoured to arrive in two versions, one with QHD display and other with full HD display.