As we’re sure many of you guys know by now, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will come with a fingerprint scanner. Not only will the scanner be used to unlocked the phone, but it can also be used to authenticate PayPal payments. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately it seems that the feature will not be making its way onto Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S5.
This was discovered by the folks at Droid-Life who realized that the Verizon version of the Galaxy S5 does not come with the ability to use the fingerprint scanner to authorize PayPal payments. Given that this is one of the features that Samsung has been pushing, we’re betting that Samsung can’t be too happy about this omission.
Now we’re not sure why Verizon has decided to remove this feature since they have not officially commented on the matter, but as it stands Verizon is the only carrier that has disabled the feature. It has been noted that Galaxy S5 handsets for AT&T and Sprint have no trouble accessing the feature themselves.
Hopefully Verizon will make a statement soon as to why they might have omitted the feature. Could it have been removed by accident? Could it be that Verizon feels that this is not a very safe feature? We guess we’ll just have to wait and see how Verizon responds to this. In the meantime who else is a little bummed by the removal of this feature?
|Key Specs||Galaxy S5|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $380|
Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)380 (SM-G900H)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|