“Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will ship with a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in place of the swipe-style sensor that the company employed on the underwhelming Galaxy S5,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.
In practice, the new fingerprint system is said to work much like Apple’s Touch ID, reading the user’s fingerprint without requiring them to swipe,” Oliver reports. “Samsung will enlarge the home button on its so-called “Galaxy S6” in order to accommodate the larger touch-style sensor, notes usually reliable blog SamMobile.”
“It is unclear who Samsung will tap to supply the touch-style sensor. Apple acquired biometric authentication firm AuthenTec — which invented the technology that underpins Touch ID — for $356 million in 2012, then shut down all outside sales,” Oliver reports. “Samsung could turn to Swedish company Fingerprint Cards, which fabricates a similar sensor found in Huawei’s Ascend Mate 7.”
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