Latest Samsung leaks offer info on Galaxy Note 4 features, new round smartwatch

Published: August 25, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner

The Samsung leaks have been flowing freely in the weeks leading up to the company’s Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event, and the stream of information shows no signs of letting up.

The folks at SamMobile claim to have new information regarding the Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung’s new wearables. First up, the Note 4.

The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to sport a fingerprint scanner just like the Galaxy S5’s, complete with the same Screen Lock, Private Mode and PayPal features.

Samsung will reportedly load a couple of new goodies onto the Note 4 as well. This includes Fingerprint Shortcuts, which allows the user to specify a certain fingerprint that will let them jump directly from the lock screen to an app or function.

The second new feature coming with the Note 4 is Web Sign-in. This will let users log into a website once using their login and password, then sign into it in the future by using their fingerprint.

Samsung Gear Live smartwatch box

Moving on to your wrist, Samsung is said to be prepping a circular Gear smartwatch to take on the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R. However, all other details on the device are still up in the air, including whether it’ll run Android Wear or Tizen.

Finally, Samsung is reportedly prepping a SIM-enabled Gear smartwatch. This unit may debut alongside the Galaxy Note 4 next month and is expected to not require a pairing with a smartphone to carry out cellular functions.

Overall there’s not too much that’s surprising in today’s report. The Web Sign-in using a fingerprint feature makes sense as a time-saver, and with all of the hype that Motorola’s gotten for the Moto 360 in recent months, it makes sense that Samsung would want to try its own hand at a round wristwatch.

Which upcoming Samsung product are you most excited for?

Via SamMobile (1), (2)

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