In a note to investors sourced by Apple Insider, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts that Samsung will use fingerprint technology developed by Validity Sensors in the Galaxy S5. The Korean giant has close ties with the Synaptics-owned company.

Samsung’s adoption of the tech, which is aimed at boosting security amid epidemic levels of smartphone thefts worldwide, has been expedited by competitors HTC and Apple making it a key ‘sell’ in their recent top-end efforts, claims Kuo.

He told investors: “Fingerprint is necessary for a star model.

“Because Apple’s iPhone 5S and HTC’s One Max have fingerprint, S5 the star model can’t lack the function even [if] the solution (area type same as iPhone 5S’s provided by Validity) is not as mature as iPhone 5S’s.”see more