Report: Samsung developing its own biometric fingerprint sensor

South Korean media has reported that a division of Samsung is in the final stages of developing its own fingerprint sensor for the tech giant’s devices.

Industry insiders told ETNews that Samsung Electronics System LSI Business Department has been developing fingerprint recognition sensor chips since end of last year.

As the department is in the final stage of development, it will be able to commercialize these chips in 2017.

The media speculation follows a licensing agreement with Swedish fingerprint firm Precise Biometrics to use the latter’s mobile fingerprint authentication algorithim.

The Korean newspaper goes on to report that the Samsung department would initially plan to supply the sensors for low and medium-priced Smartphones, but that its long-term goal is to supply them for premium Smartphones such as Galaxy S and Note series.

Source: Planet Biometrics