Samsung isn’t due to release the Galaxy S5 for a little over one month, that means it has quite a lot of time on its hands to produce as many units as it can before the device is scheduled to hit more than 100 countries on April 11th. With carriers already receiving record pre-registrations, it is expected that Galaxy S5 will be heavily in demand the day it launches, so Samsung definitely needs to ensure that there aren’t no demand supply gaps. If a report out of Korea is to be believed, fate might have thrown a wrench in the works. Samsung is apparently facing yield issues with the fingerprint sensor it has placed under the home button of its new flagship.
The company develops the sensors in house, but apparently its outfit isn’t quite up to the mark yet. Thus it is reported that Samsung is in talks with Circletec, which already manufactures optical trackpads as well as fingerprint scanners, to provide the sensors for Galaxy S5. Both companies are also said to be talking about outfitting the Galaxy Note 4 with a similar biometrics package.
Last year it was rumored quite a few times that Galaxy Note 3 would launch with a fingerprint sensor, but it didn’t, rumor has it that the third-party supplier that Samsung had tapped for the sensors wasn’t able to provide sensors that could pass Samsung’s quality assurance tests. With Samsung’s own process reportedly facing issues, the company now has to turn to another supplier in order to ensure that there aren’t any hold ups in supply when the Galaxy S5 is due to hit stores.