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Asus ZenFone 3 to feature fingerprint scanner?

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Asus ZenFone 3 to feature fingerprint scanner?
According to the Taiwan based supply chain, the share of smartphones sporting fingerprint scanners will rise from the current 30%, eventually reaching 50%. Helping the cause is a drop in prices for these sensors, soon to hit $5 a unit according to the supply chain. While this technology was originally found in high-end models only, a surge in production of the component has led to the aforementioned price decline, allowing some low to mid-range models to include the feature.

Among the 2016 models expected to carry a fingerprint reader is the Asus ZenFone 3. The handset is expected to be unveiled in May or June 2016. Previous ZenFone models did not include this feature. The Taiwan supply chain says that the manufacturer will use sensors developed by Elan Microelectronics and China-based Goodix.

According to the sources, Asus expects to ship 30 million handsets overall in 2016, up 50% from the 20 million delivered this year. The manufacturer has run into strong competition in emerging markets from other handset companies based in China. Those firms include Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo, Meizu, Coolpad, ZTE and TCL.

The Taiwan supply chain states that the ZenFone series has been doing good business in Southeast Asia, India, Brazil, Russia and Taiwan. 80% of the ZenFone line has employed Qualcomm or Intel chipsets. Only 20% has shipped with a MediaTek SoC under the hood.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 18 Dec 2015, 02:23

1. NFSHesham (Posts: 283; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)

only 20% are sold with MediaTek because they don't manufacture too many MediaTek devices that's why

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 02:24

2. NFSHesham (Posts: 283; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)

you don't expect the Zenfone Go to outsell all variants of the Zenfone 2 , do you ?

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 02:25 1

3. Aplusk (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)

Asus has really made zenfone laser best in its price range, good camera, zen ui, display is tuff and vibrant, really value for money. 2gb ram sd410 and sd615 with amount of sensors unlike Samsung has lot of sensor missing in j5 and j7.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 03:43 1

4. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3371; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)

The Zenfone 3 Is Going To Be A Good Phone Regardless, Just Like The 2.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 04:13

5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1526; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Slim down the bezels and thickness, Full Metal body, MediaTek Helio x10 or x12 or some other powerful intel processor, AMOLED display if possible on basic low end version. Make it possible.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 05:06

6. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)

More like Helio X20, to say the least for 2016 midrange phones.

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 05:23

7. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1526; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Very well then.. More power is fine by me..:)

posted on 18 Dec 2015, 11:49

8. HR_19 (Posts: 103; Member since: 09 Aug 2014)

I LOVE my ZF2, and I really hope they sick with the Intel processors (something with at lest as much power as the SD810), go up to a 2k display, maybe 5GB of RAM just because, and I REALLY want an IR blaster! Like REALLY want it! I don't care about finger print readers at all, I want an IR blaster!

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