Samsung to trade its swipe finger scanner for touch-based in the Galaxy S6

Samsung will follow in the footsteps of Apple, Meizu and Huawei, introducing a touch-based fingerprint sensor instead of the cumbersome swipe one it currently uses for the S5, Note 4 and Note Edge handsets., and it will start with the upcoming Galaxy S6...
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56 Comments

20. zinger69

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Really, my experience is completely reversed. My Note 4 unlocks 6/10 times. But I've never had an issue with Touch ID on my iPad Air 2.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

For me it was the exact opposite. It was part of my decision in returning the N4 I tried.

42. HASHTAG unregistered

You returned your N4 partly because of the fingerprint scanner, which isn't really a top feature? Not bashing you, just find it a little interesting. I have the Note Edge, and I understand how annoying it can be when it doesn't work.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We all have our reasons for staying, or not staying with a product. As I said it was part of the reasoning in my decision to return it. It's nothing you should find "interesting", it's an electronic device dude. Some things I loved, some I didn't.

38. alaw.14

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Yea same, mine note 4 works 10/10 while im still and about 9.5/10 while im moving. Even with my uag case on it is still very accurate.

15. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I like touch ID on both sides of a device so that you can pick it up anywhere or with either hand, or not pick it up at all and just squeeze the edges and have it recognize you. Touch strips on the side would also work for scrolling on larger devices. The best would be just double tap or swipe on the screen and have the screen itself be the ID sensor.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's not a bad idea, you should seek a patent, and try selling it. You never know.

16. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yes. This should have been in the S5 and Note 4...

29. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Very true

21. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Nice Sammy, you had ample time to do some reverse engineering.

36. engineer-1701d unregistered

no reverse engineering fool they put the regular in to satisfy the people buying the gs5 and note the note 3 was going to have it but was pulled the iphones touch id is not even apples it was a company they bought.

46. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Are you looking at yourself in the mirror again?

22. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Following Apple to success, as usual. This is the difference between Apple and the other companies. Apple is perfect.....

24. Chunkyspudface

Posts: 65; Member since: May 31, 2013

I really hope that's sarcasm...

37. engineer-1701d unregistered

return that thought follow all androids to success size ram mp widgets third party and many other things, keep it up android companies apple needs more to copy to sell the next phone. the 6s will be little upgrade and the 7 will be the ram and mp finally. thats how they make money force there fans to buy each model thinking they are getting upgrades

25. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

"Samsung" is Korean for "slavishly following Apple" Yet another features the droid fanboys wish they had.

39. engineer-1701d unregistered

wtf are you talking about droid that it first apple took the idea after the atrix failed because it was a bad phone but apple bought the company for the touch id. just like beats for the sound algorithms. everything apple has came from other phone makers. notice that and appreciate it because without the hard work and innovative ideas of the android and other os world apple would have no leg to stand on

52. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And yet, with the iPhone 6 and 6+, the only ones slavishly following this past year was Apple.

28. AlikMalix unregistered

These are the kind of things that make me wonder why people say - "Apple is years behind".. And then there's new features like app permissions, 64-bit processors, don't forget Apple was first to go beyond 300 ppi screens. etc

51. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Android had app permissions before iOS. They removed it temporarily for some reason. 64bit processors was just the logical extension of where processors were always going to go, just like multicore was, also. They're just following the desktop CPU. And Android phones were the first to go full HD, quad HD, and over 500ppi. So what?

54. AlikMalix unregistered

app permissions on OS level were on iOS since original iPhone. Android wasn't even on phones nearly a year later. How could android have something before Apple when android came out a year later and iOS had it from beginning Why is it when Apple does it first it's typical technical progression, but when android goes it first it's Apple copies? Full dd, quad hd, and over 400 ppi is squat the difference once it's past 300ppi - it was apples decision to get rid of pixel jitter and it's only necessary to go a little past 300 - the rest is kinda miningless unless u go over 5".

40. alaw.14

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

This with the iris scanner!

43. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I wish they could implement fingerprint unlocking by pressing on the screen. Now that would be cool versus pressing on a home button. You can press anywhere on the screen to unlock your phone in any direction.

55. AlikMalix unregistered

Just to mention fingerprint does not need a press to work - just placing finger on home button will read it.

49. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm not going to argue that the Samsung swipe fingerprint is better, it's clearly not. But one thing I read in the article that isn't true is that you must swipe the registered finger in the same orientation. You don't.

50. effimote

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

when this model come out ,samsung galaxy s5 will drop some price down , at that time i think it is a good buy
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