Samsung had earlier reported that they were not interested in installing fingerprint sensors onto their smartphones. However, an inside source in Samsung revealed to the Korean newspaper, ET News, that Samsung will be releasing a version of the Note 3 that will feature a fingerprint sensor. Another source, an insider working for Samsung’s research team in India, has also confirmed the development of such a device.
According to these inside sources, the finger print would let users gain access to either the home screen of the Note 3 or the guest screen, depending on the user’s settings and the fingerprint entered.
The move is unsurprising. Though the iPhone 5S was the first smartphone with the Touch ID technology, many other devices have already followed suit and many more are expected to do the same.