It seems that there has been a fair number of rumors concerning Samsung that was circulating around lately, and one of them include a new premium smartphone range that will be simply known as Project F. Well, here we are with some more news from the South Korean conglomerate, although this will have something to do with Apple’s recently released iPhone 5s – the fingerprint sensor. The Korean Herald has a report which claims that Samsung will not be including fingerprint scanners in its range of mobile devices anytime soon, at least not until the second half of 2014.
After all, it was reported that Samsung thinks that such technology is still in its infancy, and will require a fair amount of time to develop it further to achieve its full potential. There was also an unnamed Samsung official who was quoted as saying: “We never officially admitted that Samsung was weighing the fingerprint system and Knox for Galaxy Note 3 for security functions. We are not yet developing the technology.”
Another possible reason could be due to the fact that there is only a single company that develops fingerprint tech in Korea, and that is Crucialtec. Unfortunately, Crucialtec does not seem to have the ability to deliver the goods like Authentec, and it will require nearly a year before the semblance of a stable solution is possible.