The Asus ZenFone 3 is within the works, and the handset is reportedly going to be the primary to have a fingerprint scanner.
In response to unnamed Taiwanese provide chain makers, IC design homes have "stepped up improvement" of the elements, estimating that the costs might fall to $ 5 apiece by 2016.
"[A]doption of fingerprint recognition know-how for smartphones is on the rise and the know-how's penetration within the smartphone market is predicted to rise from 30% presently to 50% ultimately," the sources say.
Earlier than the surge, solely high-finish telephones have been often fitted with fingerprint scanners. With the current developments, nevertheless, even low- and mid-vary smartphones can simply have the know-how beneath their hoods, mentioning the potential for the ZenFone 3 to have it.
"Asustek is more likely to undertake fingerprint recognition options developed by Taiwan-based mostly Elan Microelectronics and China-based mostly Goodix for ZenFone 3," the sources proceed.
The ZenFone collection have been performing nicely throughout a number of international markets, together with Southeast Asia, Brazil, India, Taiwan and Russia. The smartphone maker can also be anticipated to be on the brink of penetrate the markets in Cambodia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nigeria and Egypt subsequent yr.
Extra to the purpose, Asus is believed to ship roughly 20 million smartphones in complete this yr, the place 80 % housed Qualcomm and Intel chipsets and solely 20 % of MediaTek elements. In 2016, the smartphone maker is reportedly concentrating on to ship 30 million models general.
Nevertheless, rivals comparable to Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, Lenovo, Meizu, Vivo, ZTE, TCL and Coolpad are predicted to pose a robust contest when it comes to price.
If the stories maintain true, then Asus will unveil the ZenFone 3 with fingerprint recognition know-how someday between May and June 2016.
Additionally, Asus CEO Jerry Shen already talked about that the ZenFone 3 will probably be getting a fingerprint sensor again in March. In different phrases, an official phrase backs up the news as nicely.
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