As per a new report that appeared on Korea’s ET News, Samsung did have plans to include a fingerprint scanner on its Galaxy Note 3 device that it launched just a few weeks back. However, that was not how things eventually turned out to be as the related hardware failed to meet Samsung’s internal quality assurance tests. While it’s not known what exactly went wrong, what has emerged is that Samsung has not been happy with the size of the scanner that would have eventually been included in the device.
Such a feature would have undoubtedly been a star attraction of Note 3 that has already received some rave reviews the world over. A fingerprint scanner for Note 3 would have made the device the first in recent times to come with such a feature though it was left to Apple to grab that title with its iPhone 5s. Such a feature has made the iPhone 5s among the most secure in the world while Apple is also allowing its users to use the Touch ID to make payments on iTunes.
As things stand right now, it’s the HTC One Max that is set to be the next device to come integrated with a fingerprint reader. HTC is expected to launch the big screen smartphone next week and leaked images of the device that has emerged so far point to it including the scanner along the rear, just besides the rear facing camera.
Also, the trend is only expected to pick up in recent times so that fingerprint sensors become a common feature in all future smartphone devices launched in the premium segment. even a Note 3 variant including such a feature can be ruled out while the next Galaxy S5 device is almost sure to come with such a feature. Not known though if the upcoming Nexus 5 too will come equipped with the fingerprint scanner.