Asus ZenFone 3 coming in May or June with fingerprint scanner

The next generation of Asus ZenFone series may come with fingerprint sensors. A report for Digitimes citing Taiwan-based supply chain firms, suggests that the third generation of Asus ZenFone smartphones will be the company's first set of devices to feature fingerprint recognition technology and are slated for May-June 2016 release.

The report claims that Asus is likely to adopt fingerprint recognition solutions developed by Taiwan-based Elan Microelectronics and China-based Goodix for the ZenFone 3 series. Previous gen ZenFone smartphones did not include fingerprint scanner.

According to Taiwan based supply chain the share of smartphones with fingerprint scanners will rise from the current 30 percent to 50 percent. This is because the prices of these sensors are expected to drop and soon hit $5 a unit. While the fingerprint scanner technology is found in high-end models only, a surge of production has led to the aforementioned price decline, allowing, mid-range smartphone manufacturers to include this feature. Asus is looking forward to use this technology on its devices.

The Taiwanese handset maker has received tremendous response for the ZenFone range especially in Southeast Asia, India, Brazil, Russia and Taiwan and is looking to expand its business to more markets including Myanmar, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Egypt and Nigeria next year.

Asus expects to ship 20 million smartphones in 2015 and aim to ship at least 30 million units in 2016. Sources also add that Asus may face stiff competition from Chinese handset makers including Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo, Vivi, Meizu, Coolpad, ZTE and TCL in emerging markets including India.


Kaiser Bey
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Asus ZenFone 3 coming in May or June with fingerprint scanner Asus ZenFone 3 coming in May or June with fingerprint scanner Reviewed by Kaiser on 12/21/2015 03:26:00 PM
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