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Samsung to reportedly follow Apple with own version of Touch ID in 2014

Published Dec 4th, 2013 6:15PM EST
Samsung Fingerprint Sensor Smartphone

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Last month, IHS projected that hundreds of millions of smartphones would feature fingerprint sensors similar to the iPhone 5s Touch ID by 2017. According to a Reuters report, Sweden’s Fingerprint Cards, a company specializing in fingerprint recognition technology, is expecting “seven or eight of the world’s biggest smartphone makers” to make the leap as early as next year in order to keep pace with Apple. Speaking to Reuters, Fingerprint Cards CEO Johan Carlstrom said that Samsung will be launching a smartphone with some form of fingerprint identification next year, and Fingerprint Cards is hoping to become a supplier. Keep in mind, it wasn’t long ago that a Samsung executive said that the company was not looking to release a touch ID smartphone quite yet.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.