Potential Galaxy S 5 case offers insight into fingerprint scanner rumors

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While the details behind the launch event for Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 are finally coming together, we still have a number of important questions about the phone’s capabilities that we’ve yet to find convincing answers for. Things like the presence of a high-res quad HD display are up in the air, as various sources push back and forth with their own theories on Samsung’s design. One feature that’s been followed by a great question mark this whole time has been the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner. Recent evidence has added support for the idea of Samsung going with such a scanner, but new images of some possible Galaxy S 5 cases are having us questioning just how it might be implemented.

As you can see above, there’s no apparent cut-out here for a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, as we see on phones like the HTC One Max, nor anything edge-mounted like on the old Atrix 4G. That leaves us with two alternatives: either no fingerprint scanner, or a front-mounted one.

Considering the usability issues we’ve noticed with rear scanners, this could actually be a really smart move. And just a couple weeks back we heard a rumor about Samsung being able to build the fingerprint scanner right in to the phone’s display, not even needing a button-mounted scanner like Apple. We’ll need a little more convincing before we’re sold on this being the direction Samsung went, but it’s definitely looking like a possibility.

And is it just us, or does this design seem really wide? Maybe it’s only the case (and its extra padding), but this is a slightly weird shape for the handset.

Source: MobileFun
Via: SamMobile

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