Biometric Authentication through the use of fingerprint sensors is currently considered a premium smartphone feature.
Samsung, which was one of the first vendors to deploy fingerprint sensors in its high-end devices, is now planning to introduce the feature in its future budget smartphones.
The dominant obstacle in the use of fingerprint sensors in budget smartphone is obviously the cost implications. It will be tricky for the South Korean tech giant to be able to include the technology in its budget smartphones while still maintain their affordable price tag.
However, the use of fingerprint sensors in its budget smartphones will give Samsung a bit of a competitive edge and differentiate its offerings from those of its numerous competitors.
The deployment of finger-print sensors in its budget smartphones will also facilitate the introduction of Samsung Pay in its emerging markets.
Sadly, there is no official word on when we should expect the first Samsung budget smartphones with fingerprint sensors.