The fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S6 can be used to authenticate browser logins

Galaxy S6

We all know what the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge is capable of. A new revelation now tells us that the smartphones can also authenticate login sessions through the web browser. The user will have to save passwords and register their fingerprints to a particular website. After this, they can simply hold their finger on the home button to authenticate a website in the future.

This is a very handy feature to have considering that users usually resort to manually entering lengthy usernames and passwords while using the web browser. This feature will only work on Samsung’s default browser though, and it seems like you won’t be able to access it from browsers like Chrome, Firefox etc. This feature is essentially a variation of iCloud Keychain used on iOS devices and Macs.

You can watch the video below to understand how this feature works on the Galaxy S6.

The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge are expected to be available for purchases starting the 10th of April, so make sure your calendars are marked.

Via: BGR