Samsung working on its own fingerprint scanners, rumors suggest

Samsung working on its own fingerprint scanners, rumors suggest
Samsung already supplies all kinds of components to other manufacturers in the industry, such as RAM and flash memory modules, processors, displays and so on. However, when it comes to their fingerprint scanners, they rely heavily on Synaptics, a US-based company that specializes in interface development.

This might be changing soon, since recent rumors suggest Samsung is working on its own fingerprint scanners. It is believed that the company's System LSI department is developing the solution since last year. The same division of the company is responsible for developing better processors, interfaces and so on.

If the rumors are to be believed, Samsung will be ready to outfit their low and mid-range smartphones with in-house-built fingerprint sensors next year, and will later look into using them in the flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. The next step after that would be to sell the modules to other manufacturers.

Samsung has yet to comment the rumors officially, so we'll make sure to follow the subject as it develops.

source: etnews via SamMobile

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18 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This is why i love and respect Samsung, they make their own s**t, no other OEM does.

2. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Until it catches FIRE!!!

6. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Apple have made 10 phones..... samsung, hundreds...... who is most likely to have had a problem? And I don't see you mentioning the folks that have died from iphone electrocution

12. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Your are very smart!!!!!! Who forces Samsung to do hundreds phones? Who?

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If no one made their own components, Apple wouldn't have anything to buy and have other companies build their phone with.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He never said anyone forces them. They sale or they wouldn't make so many.

14. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

That is because they used 3rd party chargers which Apple have not passed Apple's quality control. Whilst Samsung made the battery themselves and it still caught fire!!

16. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yes a lot, two many to be exact caught fire. Some of those were proven fake, some used 3rd party charges and some not. Li-ion batteries can catch fire no matter what it's in.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's not entirely true, there have been iPhones that burnt using the Apple supplied chargers .

26. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Wow. 4 imbeciles upvoted this old ass joke?!

20. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Except that little bitty thing called an OS, that's made by someone else.

3. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

its junk though. the phones boom and the washing mqchines spin out of control. the refrigerators have lots of bells and whistles but dont do what a refrigerator was designed to do which is keep things cold. raise your expectations!

5. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Do you make calls and browse the web on a fridge and washing machine though?

17. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly What do they have to do with phone tech and this article.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They have to do with his extreme anger that, for the past several years, Samsung smartphones have been rated the best on the market by the huge majority of reviewers.

8. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I have a American fridge freezer and it still works perfectly after 3 years. Our samsung washer works perfectly..... also after 3 years. And of all the samsung phones and tablets I have owned..... none have blown up. I'm happy with their goods (apart from no LTE gear s3 for the uk)

4. Papa_Ji

Posts: 851; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

SAMSUNG IS EVERYWHERE....

7. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Samsung now needs to focus to make costom speakers on par with boomsound

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