Galaxy S6 depiction with a taller home key hints at a new touch finger sensor for Samsung Pay
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 23, 2015, 8:03 AM
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.
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.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
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Cool! No probs.
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 8:05 AM 7
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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.
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 8:18 AM 19
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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.
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 9:09 AM 2
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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.
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 3:16 PM 1
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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.
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 12:44 PM 0
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 11:27 PM 0
are you that stupid to think that meizu makes these its a company http://www.fingerprints.com/ 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
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 2:57 PM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 4:06 PM 0
do you remember when samsung had the small square home buttonhttp://www.slashgear.com/samsu
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 11:26 PM 0
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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....
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 8:35 AM 2
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You are obviously wrong about that as Xiaomi Mi Note Pro comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM not DDR3..http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 1:01 PM 1
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Nice..S6 is gonna be a superstar in mobile history..we expect this from the best electronic and most innovative company in world.
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 8:08 AM 16
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