Samsung Galaxy S6 adapts touch-based sensor: Report



Now starts the next hype cycle for the new flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S6 from the house of Samsung. The phone is expected to be launched at this year’s Mobile World Congress at Barcelona. Though various tit-bits have been floating in the news for past few months, here comes another speculated feature of the phone.

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Samsung is planning to use touch-based fingerprint sensor like that of Apple instead of the swipe-based sensor as in the previous Galaxy phone S5. The new sensor is said to function similar to the one in the recent  Apple iPhones models and Huawei Ascend Mate 7. Also, the recent sensor reads in the whole finger unlike the S5 which read only part of the finger with the swipe-based sensor.

Critics cited the the fingerprint scanner in Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 mini, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note 4 are very poorly designed and the fingerprint registering tutorial is very bad. The scanner failed to detect the fingerprint most of the time annoying many users.

Redressing to the flaws in the previous models, the reports suggests that touch sensors will be placed on the home button like in the Samsung Galaxy S5 except that the button may be slightly larger than the previous version like Galaxy S5 and Samsung Note 4. The user need not swipe the phone screen instead a slight touch of the fingertip in any angle would be enough. But its noted that there would be no change in the touch-sensor software used in Galaxy S5 and S6.

Finger-print unlock, web sign-in, verify Samsung account, private mode and pay using PayPal are some of the additions that are expected in Samsung Galaxy S6. As for the other specification,¬† the phone is believed to get a Quad HD (2560×1440) display, the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update, an Exynos 7420 SoC or a Snapdragon 810 chipset as processor, 3GB RAM, 32/64/128GB storage, 16/20 megapixel main camera and 5 megapixel front camera, and Broadcom’s BCM4773 sensor chip.

The news resource also tipped that phone may feature a toned down TouchWizUL. Mass production is expected to kick start next month.