Published on : Nov 19, 2015
The fingerprint scanner and Samsung Pay are two of the top features in Samsung’s top phones. It is possible that Samsung Electronics might be introducing these features in their budget smartphones as well.
Korean newspapers reported that the electronics giant is making plans to include the two premium features in their more affordable phones. According to the report, Samsung is planning to deploy budget phone integrated with fingerprint scanners.
Experts said that one of the greater restraints that Samsung may face in the adoption of Samsung Pay and the fingerprint scanner is the base price of the models. They added that the plan was formulated after the reemergence of Samsung as a smartphone leader through high sales of budget smartphones. There are, however, no details about the timeframe given for the launch of the new phones yet.
Currently, the fingerprint scanner and Samsung Pay are only available in the newer phones from the flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, along with a chosen few models from the Galaxy A series.
The move could help broaden the customer base for the low-end smartphones released by Samsung. Samsung Securities analyst Hwan Min-sung said that Samsung is highly likely to install the new payment system, Samsung Pay, into its new Android-powered low budget smartphones.
Another report said that Samsung was planning to launch a high-end smartphone next year, which would be powered by Tizen. There are no details on the smartphone for now, but the company has already announced to expand its Z series in the near future, or possibly introduce a completely new smartphone lineup.