While it’s no secret that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 will be officially announced on September 3, there are still plenty of unanswered questions regarding the upcoming device. One of them, however, seems to have found its answer today: according to Sam Mobile, the Note 4 will have a fingerprint sensor that uses Synaptics’ Natural ID solution - thus being similar to the sensors found on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha. Just like on these two handsets, the sensor of the Galaxy Note 4 should have a part included in the home button, and another one incorporated into the lower area of the display.
In addition to coming with the fingerprint-related software features that you may already know from the Galaxy S5 (Screen Lock, Samsung Account Verification, PayPal Payments, and Private Mode with fingerprint authentication), the Note 4 will reportedly introduce several new features. Among them, Sam Mobile mentions Fingerprint Shortcuts, which seemingly lets you assign applications or commands to any registered fingerprint - so you’ll be able to open apps directly from the lock screen. Another new feature should be Web Sign-in, enabling users to sign-in to various websites just by swiping a finger over the home button.
Fingerprint sensor aside, the Galaxy Note 4 should come with an impressive list of high-end specs. According to previous rumors, the handset will have a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and a rear camera with optical image stabilization. Like the Galaxy Alpha, the new Note may sport a metal frame which could give it a more premium look compared to the Galaxy Note 3 (pictured above).