iOS. That’s what most iPhone and iPad owners cite when they explain why they bought their device. Being part of Apple’s ecosystem is a massive draw for many, but for Apple’s future Touch ID and its intrinsic role in security and finance offers a bigger differentiator than the subjective arguments about iOS vs Android. And now Samsung is going to copy it.
Ever reliable Samsung specialist site SamMobile reports that a Touch ID clone is going to be front and center in the company’s upcoming (and radically redesigned) Galaxy S6. Samsung has been here before with a wholly rubbish swipe-based fingerprint reader, but it is now switching to a touch-based unit as used in current iPhones and iPads.
Touch is both more accurate and convenient than swipe as it can see a larger area of your thumb all in one go. To accommodate it is alleged that the Galaxy S6 home button will enlarged. This could prove a controversial decision given the growing trend in Android phones to make top and bottom bezels as narrow as possible