Years ago, there was a fake story going around that Samsung was going to buy a fingerprint reader company for $650 million. Later, the story was found to be totally false. However, it may have been a huge mistake for Samsung.
Fingerprint Cards AB was the company said to be bought back then, but what are they up to now? Oh nothing much, just making all the fingerprint sensors for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, OnePlus 2, LG V10, plus many new phones coming out.
These fingerprint sensors work really well too. The reason they work so well is because they use technology built by Precise Biometrics, which handle all the fingerprint recognition and matching algorithms.
It’s too bad that fake story about Samsung buying Fingerprint Cards AB didn’t turn out to be true. Samsung would of been in control of almost all the fingerprint sensors on mobile phones today. Instead, Samsung has to buy their sensors from Synaptics.
Source: The Verge