Tuesday , June 12 2018

Samsung to include fingerprint sensors in upcoming tablets: Report

SamsungSamsung is reportedly planning to include fingerprint sensors in new versions of its tablets, including a new tablet in the Galaxy Tab range, dubbed the Galaxy Tab S.

Samsung fan-site SamMobile is reporting that the Tab S will include a 2,560 x 1,600 WQXGA display, but unlike existing tablets with these displays which are LCDs, this new Tab S will feature an AMOLED display instead. This should lead to deeper blacks, brighter and more vibrant colours, and a better viewing experience over all.

As with the Galaxy S 5, the fingerprint scanner is rumoured to be embedded in the tablet’s home button. It appears that it’s not just the location that will be shared; Samsung is reportedly using the same software/hardware combination to power the sensor, and as we saw with the S 5, this isn’t a winning combination.

Of course, when you can get the fingerprint sensor working, you’ll be able to use it to unlock your device, authorise payments using PayPal, and access a private folder on the device.

The Tab S will come in 8.4-inch and 10.5-inch variants, but we don’t know when, or how much they’ll cost. Stay tuned…

 

Source: SamMobile.
Via: Verge.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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