Samsung looking for new suppliers of fingerprint modules

Samsung looking for new suppliers of fingerprint modules
About two weeks ago we reported that Samsung might be working on its own fingerprint scanners. And while this might still be the case, some new rumors surfaced on the subject. According to The Investor, the South Korean giant is considering local suppliers for some of its fingerprint scanners.

One of the companies, Samsung is rumored to be in talks with, has been trying to push its products to the tech conglomerate for the past few years, while the other is new to the fingerprint scanner market. The two new partners are expected to supply a total of 2 million modules for Samsung's low-end phones.

If the rumors are true, Samsung might be looking for a way to mix up its fingerprint scanner supplies, with some being made in-house, others being bought from local suppliers and some (probably for the flagship models) coming from the big names in the market, Synaptics and FPC. This would allow Samsung to implement such modules across their entire phone catalog and not only in its flagship models, since it will reduce the modules' cost.

Neither the in-house scanners, nor the new suppliers are officially confirmed by Samsung, so we can't know for certain how things will progress, but we'll be keeping an eye on the situation.

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source: TheInvestor via SamMobile

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