[THE INVESTOR] Local fingerprint module makers CrucialTec and Ssuntel are confirmed to have supplied fingerprint modules for tech giant LG Electronics’ latest flagship smartphone G6, according to industry sources on March 2.
“The two local biometric module makers have been selected as the main suppliers of the fingerprint module fitted in the G6,” said an industry source on condition of anonymity.
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Pangyo-headquartered CrucialTec started to supply its fingerprint modules for LG’s G5 and V20 from 2016 while Ssuntel, which offered touch screen panels to the smartphone maker, newly inked the supply deal for the biometric module.
Both CrucialTec and Ssuntel declined to comment.
LG’s G6 made its debut at the Mobile World Congress trade show held in Barcelona last week amid the absence of new phones from its local rival Samsung Electronics.
Reeling from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco caused by faulty batteries, Samsung has postponed the unveiling event for its flagship Galaxy S smartphone series, usually held at the mobile event, to March 29 this year.
CrucialTec unveiled a fingerprint module integrated into a smartphone display at the mobile trade show. The fingerprint module embedded in the display will likely be supplied to global smartphone firms from the latter half this year, according to the firm.
By Kim Young-won (firstname.lastname@example.org)