Samsung to intro authentication chip system for Galaxy S6 accessories, just like Apple does

Samsung to intro authentication chip system for Galaxy S6 accessories, just like Apple does
Samsung will try and create a new and unmatched ecosystem of accessories around the Galaxy S6, that much we've already heard. The last piece of info coming from Korean media, however, pegs Samsung as taking the Apple way, and introducing authentication chips to be mounted on annointed third-party accessories for the Galaxy S6.

The goal is to increase the number of partners, while at the same time ensuring authentic products and experiences across the board, maximizing accessory profit in the meantime. This is the first time that Samsung will be producing the authentication chips by itself, and shipping them to other accessory makers, as so far only Samsung-made gear has had the chips inside.

As per a Samsung insider, “the decision to mount authentication chips on accessories aims to differentiate the functioning of original products.” The authentication chips, made by the LSI division, will be utilized at first in cases like S View-style flip covers and the like, which need this authentication the strongest. The chips will actually allow the side screens of the Galaxy S6 Edge, for instance, to be used without even flipping the cover open.

Also, since the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge will have a unibody design, which is a first for the flagship line, they will be communicating with the accessories better via those authentication chips and the built-in NFC radios. In any case, Apple has already introduced a similar program for its own accessory ecosystem, and now Samsung might be following suit.


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1. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

I dont blame Samsung. Apple does what it does and makes s**tload of $$$. If others follow its strategy they might increase profits. And maybe then the army of android sheeps will have no words to defend when slowly android OEM's are doing same s**t they so much hate about apple.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They probably won't make profits until they streamline their product lines and supply chains. Apple makes 3 phone models a year which largely use the same components for about 3-4 years. They literally save the last penny on their phone production where as the rest make phones from the low to high end all with different designs hardware and software wise.

6. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Taking the apple way is taking the bad way

19. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

(plus wholesale prices make it cheaper)

8. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We will have plenty to say. A dick move is a dick move, and we don't overlook it for blind fanboy loyalty.

13. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Why is there a heat apple fans and Droid fans.. As if it's our company as if they give us millions to defend them as if it's worth fighting for. End game is they win we sit here try to defend people that won't ever care if something happens to you your phone...

5. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Yeah more DRM so customers have to pay 10 times too much for accessries. Hope they choke onit.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Dick move, Sammy. Don't do it.

15. maherk

Posts: 7056; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Apple was right to go with this model, and i think not just Samsung, but every other OEM should go for it. You don't have any idea how we get robbed here in Lebanon by buying original accessories for our phones just to find out they are cheap chinese copies. Some stores even has the guts to change your original parts for fake ones knowing that they will break easily and you ll come back and pay for the original parts. Apple was smart to go for it, and others should follow, then we will read less articles about phones blowing up in people's pockets.

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

There is an easier solution for that. Instead of Samsung DISABLING a 3rd party accessory they should NOTIFY the user that its a fake/3rd party accessory. That way those who want to buy cheap chinese accessory can be happy and so would the buyers of original accessories will be protected from getting conned.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

At first I thought it was a good idea, now I see accessory oem being given another reason not to make goodies for these Androids. This only benefits Samsung and at the cost of accessory OEM profits. I don't see this spurring OEM to make more, but to turn away from added cost with no better guarantee of a sale.

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Sammy, who's your daddy?

10. Marathrone

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Just another reason not to buy a Samsung product anymore. Serious, I am not a Samsung hater, I still own a Note 1, Note 2, Tab 7.7, S4 and use a Note 10.1(2014) daily, but I am rid of plastic and kitschy TW.

11. phljcnth

Posts: 565; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Most articles about Samsung never fail to have "like Apple", "iProduct-esque", "iProduct-like", "reminds of iProduct", "like the iFeature", "after Apple" in the title. Why won't these iPhoneArena writers give the whole damn spotlight to Sammy?

12. FlyingDutch

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

Actually, Sammy is THE biggest iSheep of all time.

14. maherk

Posts: 7056; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Since when people has started calling you Sammy?

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that was funny

20. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

No complains, still buyers's choice.

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