At a time when the excitement for the launch event of Samsung’s flagship device Galaxy S8 is running high, a news about its cheapest J series smartphones has forced us to sit up and take note of it. If a new report is to be believed, Samsung, henceforth, will include fingerprint scanner on Galaxy J series smartphones as well.
Samsung plans to launch the fingerprint scanner for Galaxy J in the second quarter of this year, the report says. The main reason behind extending the base of the fingerprint scanning feature to almost all of Samsung Galaxy devices is the company’s plan to introduce Samsung Pay, its mobile payment system, on all of its smartphones. For this, Samsung wants to ensure better security for users by including the fingerprint scanner on devices.
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The sound of it doesn’t seem legit but the report has quoted industry sources to prove its genuineness. A high-end feature like fingerprint scanner, till now was available only in flagship S series devices, mid-range A series and upper mid-range C series handsets. Thus, the feature making its way into budget segment J series phones will be surely lauded by consumers.
Samsung has already entered into talks with fingerprint module suppliers such as Dreamtech, MCNEX and Patron in Korea and the production is expected to start from May.
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Meanwhile, Samsung is all set to officially launch the 2017 iterations of its Galaxy J7 series- the J3 2017, J5 2017 and J7 2017.
via The Investor