Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge feature easier to operate finger print sensors

Samsung’s flagship smartphones are known to feature the latest and greatest hardware, and with each successive device they push out, they keep on receiving newer features. Last year, the Samsung Galaxy S5 brought in a finger print sensor into the mix, which was incorporated into the home button beneath the display. Indeed, the addition of it brought on an additional and alternative source for securing the device, but some folks complained about its finicky operation.

In order for the phone to register a fingerprint, the user is asked to swipe their finger down – so the sensor is able to scan and verify the print. The process, of course, wasn’t always spot on, as many attempts were sometimes needed for it to work. Ultimately, though, the process was a frustrating one. In comparison, Apple’s implementation with its Touch ID finger print sensor seemed more streamlined and easier to operate – where all that’s necessary is to gently lay your finger print over the sensor, as opposed to swiping in downward motion.

Interestingly enough, Samsung has listened to some of the complaints about its implementation, and has improved it with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Essentially, it follows the same process as Apple’s Touch ID finger print sensor – where gently pressing your finger print over the home button initiates the connection. Even the process of setting it up is somewhat similar, seeing that we’re asked to gently press our finger over the sensor numerous times for it to accurately map it out.

Naturally, the execution is streamlined and flawless. No more need to swipe down multiple times because the sensor is unable to recognize it. Rather, the new process is quick, simple, and downright heartache-free. Knowing that Samsung has decided to go with this new implementation, it’s pretty logical that we’ll be seeing it in other future products as well. Check out the video below to see it in action.

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • 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 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
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 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)



1. darushah.shah

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Does the S6 have same fingerprint hardware as S5? Can a software update from Sammy get the same feature in Galaxy S5???

4. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Unfortunately no, to different type of fingerprint readers.

2. readreadz

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Need to press the Power Button first?

3. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not really. You can always press the home button to wake up your phone.

5. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Apple must be pissed right about now. That looks almost exactly the way Apple does it. I thought 2014 was going to be the big battle. This year should be even better. We still have the Note 5 coming out. Exactly why you break up the release dates.

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Placing your finger over the biometric scanner seems like the obvious, no-brainer and only way to do it.

7. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

It's not like Apple invented fingerprint-scanning and most scanners use the press thumb variant and not the drag. The question is why it took so long for SAmsung to implement it? They should have chucked the old scanner in the Note 4 already.

11. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Not true Apple paid top$$$$ for the only company with the tech, so samsung had to make there own, as was reported some time back, the best part it looks faster than My iPad air 2, I.e. Apple did not make it they just locked down other company, just the Same way as samsung as now made there samsung pay better than Apple pay over night and Apple as no way to get to that number any time soon, I.e. Apples cover 10% of shops and samsung 90%

8. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

How does he know my password?

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

hes behind you whats why

10. chris2k5

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Lol they copy Apple Pay and Touch ID.

12. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's onlY copy if they make the same thing, hm, both look to be better, also you have been able to pay with nfc for a long time on samsung phomes

13. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Still, they don't have the double tap to wake for easier unlocking.

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