Android 7.0 for Galaxy devices could bring fingerprint gesture functionality

Samsung has been promising a lot of features for the final version of Android 7.0 Nougat based on customer feedback and requests that it has been receiving during the beta program, and it looks like the company could be making the fingerprint sensor on its devices more useful by adding gesture functionality with Nougat.

A beta tester asked Samsung if it would be implementing fingerprint gestures as seen on devices like Google’s new Pixel phones, and while Samsung hasn’t directly confirmed any particular feature, it does say that it is “trying to improve the features of the Fingerprint Scanner.” For those unaware, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL allow users to access the notification shade when they swipe down on the fingerprint sensor. It works well as you always have a finger at the back of the phone when you’re using it, and it would make even more sense for the front-facing fingerprint sensors on Samsung devices.

Android 7.0 could bring gestures to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge fingerprint sensor

Given Samsung’s version of Nougat is currently in beta, there is no guarantee of whether fingerprint gestures will be present in the final version, although we could see some form of implementation on one of the beta updates for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. With the rumor from earlier today suggesting the Galaxy S8 could have the fingerprint sensor at the back, these gestures could certainly become a part of Samsung’s software for every Galaxy device that features a fingerprint sensor.

Would you be interested in seeing gesture functionality on the fingerprint sensor on your Samsung device? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks, Viraj!

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Ajay0019
7 months 10 days ago
Ajay0019

Yes we love to see the same for s7e…

Emraan100
7 months 11 days ago
Emraan100

As there’s no beta for my country here in India, any S7 beta user can please give suggestion to Samsung to add call recording feature.. Thank you and sorry for my English..

Ajay0019
7 months 10 days ago
Ajay0019

Agree with you…I am from India and love to see the call recording default instead of by any aap.

gsdworld21
7 months 12 days ago
gsdworld21

On my s7 edge I just hold my finger on the home button. I only ever press it when I want to return to the home screen or double press to launch the camera

S6Edge
7 months 12 days ago
S6Edge

Is there any way I can give feedback to Samsung like the one shown above for their Nougat update, without me having a phone with the beta update?

Sami7491
7 months 12 days ago
Sami7491

they should add another feature, like in $150 huawei h5x , you don’t need to press unlock button before scanning , just place your finger and phone is unlocked , much much quicker than before

Govindladdha
7 months 12 days ago
Govindladdha

This function is available on Galaxy j7 prime.hope they add this function on nougat for s7 also

Peschiera
7 months 12 days ago
Peschiera

On S7 Edge, I just press once and keep it hold and the device unlocks.
What does J7 do differently? Could you explain the difference please!

Govindladdha
7 months 12 days ago
Govindladdha

On the J7 Prime you don’t need to press the home button to unlock the device Just put your finger on the home button, and the phone unlocks in a second

Peschiera
7 months 12 days ago
Peschiera

So the difference is just the pressue.

Thanks for the quick reply. Enjoy the weekend.

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