Samsung Galaxy S6 to come in two variants with touch based fingerprint sensor, to be optimized as the Nexus 6

Samsung Galaxy S6 the upcoming flagship smartphone from the stable of the South Korean tech giant is getting circulated in rumors aggressively. While it was expected that there will be interesting information regarding the same at the CES 2015, Samsung kept the wrapped under covers then. Now, a report suggests that the alleged flagship phone will be arrive in regular and edge variants as it was excepted to.


Well, going by a Business Insider report, the Galaxy S5 sequel will be another step taken by Samsung when it comes to incorporating premium build for its offerings. But, it remains to be unknown if the handset will sport of a unibody build or an aluminum chassis. But, Samsung that received rave reviews for using polycarbonate build on its high end devices is gradually moving towards premium builds to fiercely compete with its rivals.

Notably, it was the Galaxy Alpha that was launched in 2014 to arrive with a metallic build and the same was carried out by the Galaxy A lineup of smartphones including A3, A5 and A7. Moreover, Samsung made all heads turn towards it with the Galaxy Note Edge that was launched alongside the Galaxy Note 4 at the IFA 2014. While the side display on the Edge offering received overwhelming response, Samsung is expected to come up with a dual edge screen version soon.

It is believed that the Galaxy S6 will be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2015 tech show to happen in early March in Barcelona alongside a new round smartwatch.

In the meantime, there is a report by Business Korea claiming that Galaxy S6 will be arriving with unwanted features and a simplified UI and that this is possible by optimizing TouchWiz UI to make it as fast and smooth as the stock Android on Motorola made Google Nexus 6.

Samsung TouchWiz

Notably, Samsung’s TouchWiz has been lacking optimization for a long time over several flagship models. Now, Samsung has already debuted with removing some aspects and the Galaxy Note 4 is an example for the same.

To confirm this, SamMobile is reporting that Samsung will be removing every add-on feature that can be downloaded as an application. The company is also said to slim down the software by wide-margin. It is still unknown which features and apps Samsung will be removing from TouchWiz, but apps like Story Album, S Translator, or even S Voice will become downloadable apps instead of being pre-loaded on devices.

It is known that Samsung will be introducing a fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S6 as the other devices such as Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge and others have also featured the same. So far, the fingerprint sensors used by Samsung were swipe based that was not too great owing to their poor design and moreover, Samsung used the same on the home button that did not provide enough surface area.

Samsung Fingerprint

It appears like this situation is about to change as a SamMobile report claims that Samsung is working on a touch based sensor for the next Galaxy S device that is the Galaxy S6. It is claimed that this sensor will work similarly like on the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and iPhone models.

The report adds that the new touch based sensor will be inbuilt in the home button as in its predecessor, but is likely to be a bigger as compared to the one on Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 models to render a flawless user experience. Users need not swipe their finger on this new touch based sensor as in the swipe model instead they will have to place their fingertip on the home key at any angle and lift it off.

Going by the previous rumors, the Galaxy S6 will be arriving with either Exynos 7420 or Snapdragon 810 chipset based on the region, but both will be teamed up with 3GB of RAM. Other aspects of the upcoming flagship smartphone include a 5.5-inch display, but we can expect it to be little smaller around 5.2-5.3-inches.