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[Video] This is how fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge works

The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge are Samsung’s first devices to feature touch-based fingerprint sensors. This is a great move from Samsung as it becomes less cumbersome for users to unlock their devices or authorize payments through PayPal as well as Samsung Pay.

Just like you, we were interested to know about the speed improvements in the fingerprint recognition process when we exclusively reported that the South Korean smartphone giant was planning to use touch-based fingerprint sensor on its latest flagship. While we were at the MWC 2015, we got a chance to play with these devices, and we’ve recorded the whole process of fingerprint registration as well as its use while unlocking the device.

While registering your fingerprints, one has to cover a wide area of their fingers by tapping on the home button multiple times as well as by swiping the finger over it. As you can see in the video, it hardly takes a second to unlock the device using the new fingerprint sensor.

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RaptorOO7
RaptorOO7

Its funny how people are ragging on Samsung for make it look the same as the iPhone. Well how exactly do you make it clear to the user that their fingerprint is registering if you don’t give them a fingerprint image showing that its being received and you need to adjust your input. Pretty standard stuff for fingerprint enabled devices LONG before apple.

kronicle
kronicle

Watching this iDiot attempt to enter a Touch sample was painful. He’s trying to slide his finger and naturally that ain’t going to work. To get a good sample on a touch sensor, you always need to enter various touch positions to get the best overall impression that never fails. You don’t slide your finger like this fool is trying to do! ;-P …..just watch a video of an iPhone user. It works the same way!

billyboy8888
billyboy8888

I think the new finger print sensor is from a Chinese tech company. It’s probably the same one used in Meizu MX4.

kronicle
kronicle

NO!!! …….it’s using Validity’s Touch Sensor, same as what Samsung uses in their Secure Access door locks. Now it’s owned by Synaptic!

Mo7ame
Mo7ame

He should off tried changing his finger position not repeating the same
And it felt slow to me but its ok maybe more secure..

j2001m
j2001m

The speed the same as Apple iphones

puten
puten

Yeah, it felt slow to you because it’s not an apple device. But if you watch some youtube video’s comparing both sensors, you’ll find that Samsung’s is at least the same in terms of speed and in some video’s even faster than apple’s.