As rumors pile up for the upcoming Galaxy Note III, we have heard at one point that Samsung wants to introduce fingerprint recognition technology with their future phablet. Apparently the home button could also work to recognize fingerprints. However, a report by ET News is stating that Samsung dropped the plans for this at the final development stage, as the manufacturer that was contracted for the fingerprint recognition sensors is not able to produce the units in enough quantities to support the millions of Galaxy Note 3 sales. Apple has also been interested in installing fingerprint recognition on their iPhones, but apparently they also have problems with the technology. This means we still have to wait until we see this futuristic technology installed on smartphones. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to be launched in September at the IFA event in Berlin, packed with a Snapdragon 800 CPU or even the upcoming Exynos 5 Octa 5420, a 5.7 inch Full HD screen, 3 GB Ram and a 13 MP camera. All of this will work on the new Android 4.3. Even if it would be interesting to see the fingerprint recognition technology on a smartphone, I don't really think this is what we need right now. Though Samsung may do something to fix the supply issues and provide this after all.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool