Samsung could beat Apple in the fingerprint sensor race

According to one application package file (APK) list posted by noted tech news leaker @evleaks, a “FingerprintService.apk” file is among the many files included in that list. Additionally, a “trusted insider” said to work within Samsung India’s R&D department has reportedly confirmed to Temefy that the newest generation of the Note will come with a fingerprint sensor and that it will have “an amazing feature.”

According to reports, the sensor in the Note 3 will be used to unlock the smartphone, but also to enable a “Dual User Mode.” Such an option would allow for the regular unlocking methods, such as password protection or simple swipe-to-unlock, but would give access to a user’s sensitive files were it unlocked with the owner’s fingerprint.

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