New Samsung Galaxy S6 Details Will Anger Apple

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

Reports Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/01/16/galaxy-s6-touch-id/

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