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Samsung reportedly facing production issues with the Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanners

Galaxy S5 Fingerprint

According to a new report, Samsung is having trouble producing the fingerprint scanners needed for the Galaxy S5 smartphone in required quantities. This is odd as the company initially decided to not rely on a third party manufacturer and produce these modules themselves. But it seems like they will have to strike a deal with a third party supplier to produce these fingerprint scanners for the upcoming flagship. A company called Crucialtec is reportedly being hired for the production of these modules. The manufacturer is known for making trackpads and related computer components.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a lot of headlining features and the fingerprint scanner is one of them. With launch expected to commence in a month’s time, the company would face quite a lot of embarrassment if it’s not able to meet demand.

The Galaxy S5 packs a 5.1 inch 1080p display, a 16 megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat, a heart rate monitor, a Snapdragon 801 quad core SoC and a 2,800 mAh battery.

Source: Daum – Translated

Via: Sam Mobile


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  1. Exactly. And it is usually outsourced to companies in Asia, China mostly. Even Apple does the same. But Apple does come out with really good quality hardware. I don’t know why, even after keeping such a big profit margin, Samsung is not able to do so.

  2. Sometimes companies will bite off more than they can chew, keeping manufacturing in-house might save them money but only if they have the resources to pull it off (and do so cheaply). This is why so many prefer to ship that work overseas, it is cheaper in the long run.

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