The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might have a fingerprint scanner

Will the upcoming Samsung flagship boast the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha's feature?

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is due out in just a few days – 3 September to be exact – and the rumour mill’s speculating what we’re most likely to see on the upcoming flagship phablet.

The most recent is a claim that the device will boast a fingerprint scanner, something we’re more used to seeing on its Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha smartphones, but with added functionalities.

Besides the fact that it might be used for screen locking, Private Mode authentication, as well as Samsung and PayPal account verification (just as it did on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha), the updated feature might also have a fingerprint shortcuts feature.

If your mind is reeling over what that does, it basically enables you to assign some functions or even apps to a pre-registered fingerprint. In addition to that, the fingerprint sensor will also function for Web sign-in, if the speculation is true. That function will allow you to swap any user name and password login with a finger swipe (somewhat like the iPhone 5S since the log in information will be stored on the device).

Other rumours have indicated that the Galaxy Note 4 will have an angular metal frame with bevelled edges and plastic inserts at the base of the phone. It’s also said to cost IDR9,499,000 (RM2571), according to Indonesian online retailer, erafone.

Putting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 aside, we wonder if this fingerprint scanner feature will be rolled out onto the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha as well via an update. We’ll most likely get our answer after Samsung outs the Galaxy Note 4. Until then, enjoy this Note 4 teaser

[Source: GSM Arena]

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