Fingerprint sensor rumors these days are synonymous with the iPhone 5S, Apple is expected to bring fingerprint recognition capability in its next iPhone. Samsung too has been rumored to have considered putting the sensor in Galaxy Note 3, its upcoming phablet, but according to Korean media outlets the company has dropped those plans in the final stages of development. Poor fingerprint sensor yield rates are cited as the reason, what’s interesting to note here is that poor yield rates are also considered to be one of the reasons behind iPhone 5S production issues.
Validity Sensors, a company based in California, is said to provide Samsung with these fingerprint sensors. It is reported that the company isn’t able to make the sensors at a stable pace, therefore Samsung has shelved these plans. There’s a little over one month remaining till the start of IFA in Berlin this September, where Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 3. Production issues at this time can certainly not be afforded by Samsung, so it is quite possible that it has dropped fingerprint sensor aspirations for the Galaxy Note 3.
|Key Specs||iPhone 5s||Galaxy Note 3|
|Display Diagonal||4" (10.16 cm)||5.7" (14.48 cm)|
|Processor/Soc Name||A7||Snapdragon 800|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $230|
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|Max. Total Storage Capacity||64 GB||128 GB|
|Megapixels||8 Megapixel||13 Megapixel|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||1560 mAh||3200 mAh|
|Complete product data||Apple iPhone 5s Full specs and details||Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Full specs and details|