According to The Investor magazine, Samsung Electronics is in talks with two fingerprint module producers in South Korea as it prepares the mass production of its budget smartphone, the Galaxy On.
Despite being an entry-level handset, Samsung wants the Galaxy On to have a fingerprint scanner, perhaps as developing countries explore mobile payments systems.
Insider information revealed that one of the prospective suppliers has actually been trying to supply its fingerprint modules to Samsung for a while now. Meanwhile, another supplier just joined the fingerprint scanner market because it previously focused on producing camera modules until recently.
The media speculates that the two suppliers will be tasked to provide the South Korea tech giant with up to 2 million modules for the company’s entry-level smartphone.
Source: Planet Biometrics