Galaxy S6 depiction with a taller home key hints at a new touch finger sensor for Samsung Pay

We heard last month that Samsung will follow in the footsteps of Apple, Meizu and Huawei, introducing a touch-based fingerprint sensor with the Galaxy S6, instead of the more cumbersome swipe one it currently uses for the S5, Note 4 and Note Edge handsets. Touch is definitely better and faster than swipe, especially on big-screen phones that require a lot of stretching down until you reach the home key, and its embedded finger scanner. The home button was also tipped to be larger, so that you can more comfortably use its touch-based finger recognition function.

Well, now that we have a leaked official render of the Galaxy S6 Edge handset from T-Mobile, we can definitely see that Korean publications were right to claim that we will have a new, taller and more handsome fingerprint reader on Samsung's upcoming flagship, which seems to be of the touch-based, instead of the swipe variety indeed. In fact, the sensor depicted above, pretty much resembles the squarish touch one on the Meizu MX4 Pro.

Samsung has one very big reason to switch to the more expensive touch finger sensor, and it might be called Samsung Pay. Besides unlocking the phone, and other general access security features, the new fingerprint reader would serve very well for mobile payment verification purposes, adding the additional security layer that banks, merchants and payment processors demand. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S6 this Sunday, before the MWC expo officially commences.

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cool! No probs.

12. Gfkyo

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Looks like they copied Meizu MX4 Pro design for their touch finger sensor and Meizu of course copied iPhones touch finger sensor design. But from the looks of it Samsung fans going to defend their company's copy decision no matter what. People are expecting originality with S6 not some copied design.

17. hohoho

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2014


18. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

If you obviously didn't know, that is not the s6 its the MX4 pro


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014 is indeed 100%

64. Doctorluv unregistered

But tht's not even Meizu MX4 home key design in the first place!

28. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Your brain and eyes are decoration only.

31. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I literally laughed out loud at this comment. He didn't read thoroughly. Maybe the people that green thumbed him didn't either.

29. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I'm no Samsung fan. Apple got best finger print sensor by far. But Apple's placement of finger print scanner in kinda obvious (I tried some with scanner on behind the phone which I had difficulty to reach.). I think other OEMs didn't choose this method because they want to try something different or else ifans keep on shouting every one copying Apple. Every one copies each other. Deal with it. Don't start "copy" war like kids. Besides everything Apple do is not original they also inspired from other eg: drop down notification centre, flat trend, many features of iOS/Android are present in Symbian long before.

58. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Screen size is not a copy. Specific characteristics like this are. Even the name? Come on man! Heck, they even got the chin and forehead of the iPhone now lol! This still will not help Samsung catch their glory days of 2012. You can't match the iPhone, you have to beat it. Sammy had the big screen thing which had an advantage, but that's gone. There is no reason to buy this over an iPhone unless your an S fan.

38. M.O.A.B

Posts: 323; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

i love how trolls prove their stupidity every day !! keep up the good work troll

41. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 931; Member since: May 07, 2014

Okay Apple did a good thing by placing a finger print scanner inside the home button. So, other companies shouldn't put it there just because Apple did it first? By the way Meizu MX4 Pro does look much better than the iPhone 6.

51. engineer-1701d unregistered

you mean apple did it second atrix by motorola did it first in the home button

55. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Hahahahaha...Are you sure the atrix had it in the home button? LOL

65. engineer-1701d unregistered

technically you had to root the phone i think it was 2.0 or 2.2 at the time when i first started messing with the rooting and with my evo and even diamond

59. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

So this is your way of giving Apple credit and admitting Sammy copied? Lol!

42. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 931; Member since: May 07, 2014

Steve Jobs wants to say something to you.. You should listen.

52. engineer-1701d unregistered

best comment of the decade at least jobs knows and admits apple steals

50. engineer-1701d unregistered

are you that stupid to think that meizu makes these its a company look for your self you stupid little person phone makers dont make any of these just like apple bought the company making the finger print scanner for the itouch

62. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Idk if I'm seeing right but in the pic above mx4 looks like a stretched hexagon and the gs6 looks more like a rounded edged rectangle. And obviously Apple's is a circle so I don't really see any copying. And to be honest there's not really many shapes you can use for a fingerprint scanner circle, rectangle, square. so yeah there should be a lot of similarities between most fingerprint scanners.

66. engineer-1701d unregistered

71. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yes I do and the new home button just looks like a bigger concave version of it. Just looks at the gs5 home button it's basically just a as smaller non concave version of the new gs6 hone button

70. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 895; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

& of course Apple copied fingerprint ID from IBM / HP computers....

22. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

well the only little disappointment with s6 and m9 specs is 3gb ram....... i mean if companies like xiaomi and Asus can offer 4gb ram why can't Samsung and HTC?...... the only reason which seems good can be the low production capacity of 4gb ram...... i still wish they both come with 4gb ram....

40. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's not the ram used on the cheap China crap is ddr3, the Samsung htc and so on are using ddr4 3gb they all faster than 4gb ddr3 that does nothing for you at all

43. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 931; Member since: May 07, 2014

You are obviously wrong about that as Xiaomi Mi Note Pro comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM not DDR3..

45. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Better do some r&d before commenting this bullsh#t. Most of the handsets which have been announced or launched with 4gb ram, are lp-ddr4. And yes they are Chinese.

2. tech-lover

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Nice..S6 is gonna be a superstar in mobile history..we expect this from the best electronic and most innovative company in world.

7. faddi

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Calm down. I think I see brown marks on your face.

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