Report: Force Touch, fingerprint sensors to be popular features on 2016 Android smartphones

Report: Force Touch, fingerprint sensors to be popular features on 2016 Android smartphones
We've already seen fingerprint sensors become almost a standard feature on new mid-range and high-end Android smartphones. According to sources with the Taiwan handset supply chain, Force Touch will also be another popular feature found on new phones in 2016. Force Touch allows the screen to differentiate between a light touch, a regular touch and a heavy touch. Apple's implementation of the feature, called 3D Touch, allows users to tap the screen lightly to "peek" at an application, while a heavier tap will "pop" the user into the app.

The fingerprint sensors will become extremely popular as mobile payment services like Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay start taking off. Taiwan based integrated circuit designers are expected to greatly benefit from the increasing demand for the biometric feature. The fingerprint scanners are used to verify the identity of a person making a mobile payment.

Unlike the fingerprint scanners, which can be found on mid-range Android handsets, Force Touch should remain a feature found on high-end Android units in 2016.

source: Digitimes

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145 Comments

1. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Welcome to 2015 Fandroids.

2. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

why do u have to troll?? android and apple we are all one family under different roofs

55. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Family? LMAO Go to an Apple article infested with Android trolls and then get back to me.

65. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

You lost all credibility few articles back, keep quiet. And yet you again upvote yourself, ROLL. http://i.imgur.com/Jl4GKdm.png There is no limit to how much stupidity can SamsungPhanboy ingest.

73. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Lost all credibility?.....so by this logic, you did as well????? http://s952.photobucket.com/user/Samsungphanboy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsx8crbl8p.png.html

74. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

LOLOL:http://i.imgur.com/7ypK6pl.png And PattyFace/Tech2 confirmed that they upvoted me which makes your screenshot complete moot. On the other hand no one confirms upvoting you... OH I forgot, you upvote yourself lol. Once again a proof of you upvoting yourself multiple times:http://imgur.com/a/mqhTa Hold this L.

76. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Ordinary, they did NOT confirm upvoting you in a minute. Because I know you are EXTREMELY SLOW, listen carefully: you can't accuse someone of multiple accounts since if they receive an upvote right away if you do the same thing yourself. http://s952.photobucket.com/user/Samsungphanboy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsx8crbl8p.png.html 1 minute. So shut the hell up.

77. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Clearly you failed at math when you have only one "proof" while I have dozens of them but keep making yourself more and more moronic, I just laugh at yout tbh. They confirmed actually but too bad you lack comprehension skills:http://i.imgur.com/DttbAHp.png Rather go back to holding Ls, that is your profession after all.

87. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

i upvoted all your comments i hope there is a dislike button to be able to dislike sh*tPhanboy comments,, but no there is not that troll really thinks that someone in this site believes that he is a samsung fanboy ??!! "oh i have galaxy s5 and s6 and s6 edge plus note 5 blah blah blah" that prove nothing b*tch .. that does not make you a samsung fanboy at all

88. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Lol you guys really hate me. You both should get a room.

89. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Either way, stop getting off topic and stalking me ordinary. Don't take out your personal frustrations on me.

92. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

"Don't take out your personal frustrations on me" Not taking my personal frustrations on you, just trying to get rid of the trolls here but clearly PA isnt listening so oh well.

90. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

And again I have proof of people actually upvoting me while again you dont.

99. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I have proof of yourself so unless you are trying to "out" yourself, I suggest you shut the hell up. In fact, just shut the hell up. Your insecurities have spread enough through this thread long enough. Just stop.

102. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Why so mad? Lol keeping being a broken record by putting same photo over and over which got flushed down the toilet already. Btw use your multi-account to upvote yourself, you really need it right now... you know for self-esteem.

113. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Lol me mad? Please. You clearly are the person who is mad. You are taking out time in your pathetic life to stalk me, take photos, and attempt to troll someone that clearly is too good for your crap. Bro, you look mad literally every time you reply to me. Take this L.

100. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

101. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

You don't have proof. You are dumb as hell lol. Damn man, never seen a person so upset over something so meaningless. You are willing to destroy this entire comments section to fasley accuse something of the VERY thing you are doing? YOU have multiple accounts and it's ridiculously obvious.

104. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

"You don't have proof. You are dumb as hell lol." Keep telling yourself that. http://www.phonearena.com/news/PhoneArena-writers-thoughts-on-the-Apple-iPhone-6s-and-6s-Plus-here-are-our-impressions_id75184 Look over SamsungPatriot which is yours account. I mean how dumb you have to be to use your other account on same article, smh. Daily dose of Phanboy

103. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Phonearena: do something about dumb trolls like ordinary who have nothing better to do than to pollute Apple articles with nonsense. Your comments reflect that you clearly are not very much of an apple supporter.

112. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Same goes for you troll...

106. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

It's rather clear you are ordinary. You both write like this. Press enter after every sentence.

107. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

So pretty much 90% of PA users are ordinary? Ratchet, you are lost case lol. You dont even know what you are typing anymore, do all of us a favor and just unregister.

114. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

No, just YOU have multiple accounts. Stop putting your issues on me lolllllll if you don't like me don't reply to me. But I forgot, you are super slow. Also, you clearly don't like Apple, so why bother in the apple articles?

118. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Broken record strikes again. As you can see everyone in here is tired of you trying to gain some credbility but failing miserably, yet you are trying to reverse it on me. You are really desperate and mad. "Also, you clearly don't like Apple, so why bother in the apple articles?" In case you didnt noticed this article is about Android and you are the one who doesnt like Android, lol. Btw I own Air2 so I give credits where its due unlike you that flip-flop on every article. You already got schooled multiple times on this article so you throwing pillows to me will only make you look like a dumbass.

115. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Lol give up my dude, I'm way too good at this :) or continue. Still won't fix your personal frustrations.

3. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

To be popular != to be unveiled Albeit manufactures loves the hype of them, both features yet to prove to be useful

22. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Fingerprint sensor is fine especially in the case of Android where it will literally be used system wide unlike in iOS where they pretty much made a glorified unlock mechanism. Force touch will be good only for games in Android since the context menu is already in Android where necessary and I peek/pop is utterly useless with an easy back/recent apps button available. The only reason force touch us needed for iOS UI is because of the terrible multitasking interface. Using the back button on the top left is ridiculous especially on large phones and double tapping the home button for recent apps is just a pain.

43. darkkjedii

Posts: 31327; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I use it on my 6S Plus to purchase content, bank, check my credit score, bypass password entry on the web, and unlock my device. We can always expect you to be a glorified troll.

64. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Thank you! And don't forget Apple Pay. This guy has been under a rock since the iPhone 5s launched!

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