The recently unveiled fingerprint scanner for iOS devices has led to a raging debate about its usefulness and the need for the technology on the Android platforms. Here are some of the upcoming smartphones considering it.
The fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5S has seen some solid backing from sections of the legal community. The technology is expected to make financial transactions on portable devices more secure.
Pantech Vega Note:
The Pantech Vega Note is an upcoming Android phone with a massive 5.9 inch screen, recently leaked images of the device reportedly show a fingerprint scanner. The invitation for the unveiling also reportedly indicated that the technology will feature on the device.
The device is expected to be launched on October 10, it is rumoured to come with a quad core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and a 2 GB RAM. It could be among the first Android devices to come with a fingerprint scanner.
Samsung Galaxy S5:
There is still no conclusive evidence to suggest that Samsung has decided one way or the other about the new technology. Initial reports indicated that the Samsung Galaxy S5 may be the first Android device to sport the fingerprint scanner.
Recent reports indicate however that the company may have dropped the idea altogether. Will the rumoured new technology on the other Android device make the company rethink its position?
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HTC One Max:
Another Android smartphone rumoured to come with the fingerprint scanner is the HTC One Max, recently leaked images online show what appears to be a fingerprint scanner. The device is expected to be launched on Oct 15.
The device is rumoured to come with a 5.9 inch display with either the 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 or the 1.7GHz 600 processor and a 3,300 mAh battery. Will the new technology on the device make it more appealing in the market?
With many of the Android smartphone manufacturers rumoured to be jumping on to the fingerprint scanner bandwagon is the new technology here to stay?
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