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Samsung's next smartwatch to feature fingerprint sensor to enable mobile payments: Report

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Samsung s next smartwatch could be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2015 (February), and will sport a fingerprint scanner to bolster mobile payment options, according to a report by Business Korea. Also Read - Samsung promises three Android upgrades for Galaxy S10 and newer but there’s a catch

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This new feature is of course, very similar to mobile payment feature of Apple s recently announced Apple Watch, but, Samsung Galaxy S5 also had a fingerprint scanner for mobile payments, and it seems Samsung is bringing this feature to its watch as well. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 launched alongside Galaxy Note 20 series: Check details

Samsung has already laced its previous smartwatches with full cellular functionality, as well as several sensors for capturing fitness related measures such as heartbeat.

The company is reportedly working with PayPal, a feature that might get Samsung watches a traction over Apple Watch’s mobile payment feature, because of PayPal s international reach, as opposed to the banks Apple has partnered which limits Apple Pay s application to United States.

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  • Published Date: September 22, 2014 4:20 PM IST



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