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Samsung Galaxy S Adds Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S5, expected to debut at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, also boasts better display.

With its upcoming Galaxy S5, Samsung will improve the design and feature set of the S4.
With its upcoming Galaxy S5, Samsung will improve the design and feature set of the S4.

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SachinEE
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2/20/2014 | 4:57:25 AM
Re: Samsung Galaxy S Adds Fingerprint Sensor
@ danielcawrey, yes that is a tremendous pressure and we must say that Samsung is doing well. But there has never been such pressure as there is now on Samsung to come up with some ground breaking product. iPhone 5s has shaken the market of Galaxy S5 which was doing quite good before that. Recent less than average sales during holidays add to this pressure.
SachinEE
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2/20/2014 | 4:56:12 AM
Re: Samsung Galaxy S Adds Fingerprint Sensor
@ Thomas Claburn, no it isn't. People don't really care about Fingerprint scanner as a security feature. People who care about security on their smart phones don't take finger print seriously anyway and rely on passwords. But it is important in one way that everyone wants to have "new" features which are introduced already in the market on their smart phones.
Michael Endler
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2/18/2014 | 10:12:13 PM
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I know some people who own the 5S and really like the sensor, but I'm curious too: how important a feature is this in the grand scheme of things? There were a lot of news reports that touted the sensor first as a security revolution, then as a security risk. But the tech seems to have dropped out of the conversation since then. Anybody out there feeling strongly motivated to buy a Samsung after this news? Any iPhone 5S users out there have strong opinions about the fingerprint sensor?
Thomas Claburn
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2/18/2014 | 6:55:30 PM
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Are fingerprint sensors actually something that phone buyers care about?
danielcawrey
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2/18/2014 | 5:10:26 PM
Touch Biz
The mobile device market is not an easy business to be in. Samsung, I think, does a great job with its smartphones and tablets. But the comapny must be feeling tremendous pressure to produce.

When you have companies like Apple and Motorola creating good devices, you are only as good as your last phone. Imagine having to deal with that all the time. 
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