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Galaxy Note 4 to sport Synaptics’ Natural ID tech

Aug 26 2014, 6:18am CDT | by , in News | Tablets

Galaxy Note 4 to sport Synaptics’ Natural ID tech
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Samsung is bringing all four fingerprint features from the S5

The Galaxy Note 4 is getting a lot of details since the past one month and only a week earlier we were presented the detailed analysis of the camera featured on the upcoming Samsung phablet. Along with the prominent camera features we also came along the development of its Ultrasonic Cover. The recent leak comes about the fingerprint sensor of the Galaxy Note 4 and a lot of us had been interested in this particular feature of the tab after the malfunction of the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5.

Just like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha, the Note 4 is also going to feature Synaptics’ Natural ID solution and though majority of us are not fully aware of the technologies brought forth with this feature, we will get into the detail of LiveFlex, which is one of the technologies of the Synaptics’ Natural ID solution. With the help of this technology, the fingerprint sensing element can be separated from the fingerprint controller integrated circuit. With the help of this technology, Samsung is going to split the fingerprint sensor into two parts. One of these parts is going to be incorporated into the home button, while the other part takes input from the main touch screen, and both are used simultaneously to get an ID loaded. The sensor is also going to comply with FIDO.

Just as we mentioned at the start, people were quite double minded of the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5 and many users claimed it to be useless saying that it was unable to correctly identify fingerprints and would also throw errors sometimes instead of unlocking the phone. if we look at this rationally, then one of the major reasons why it doesn’t work out for many users is that when registering their fingerprints, they only swipe their finger over the home button, which is tiny and doesn’t provide sufficient area. If you want to get it right the first time, you have to swipe your finger starting from the lower part of the display to the home button, not just the home button. Because of the greater surface area, the result is usually flawless. We are certainly not implying that this is the users’ fault that they cant get their sensors to work. It is absolutely Samsung’s fault because these instructions aren’t present in the current version of the fingerprint registration tutorial.

 

Moving on to the hardware side of things, we can see that the Note 4 is going to get all sorts of fingerprint features of the S5 including Screen Lock, Private Mode with fingerprint authentication, Samsung Account Verification and PayPal Payments. Some new features have also been created by Samsung and they are expected to arrive on the S5 in future updates.

source: sammobile

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