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Samsung reportedly scrambling to produce enough Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanners

Published Mar 3rd, 2014 1:58PM EST
Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanners

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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is less than 6 weeks away from its release but Samsung is apparently still having problems producing enough fingerprint scanners to meet expected demand. PhoneArena draws our attention to a new report from Korean publication Daum claiming that Samsung has had so much trouble making fingerprint scanners that it’s hired third-party manufacturer Circletec to pitch in. PhoneArena notes that “Circletec is the largest manufacturer of mobile Optical Track Pads and produces a line of fingerprint scanners,” so the company certainly sounds like a good candidate for Samsung to use if it needs a lot of fingerprint scanners quickly. It goes without saying that not having enough fingerprint scanners would pose a wee bit of a problem for Samsung, especially since it plans on launching the Galaxy S5 in 150 countries on April 11th.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.