Samsung has found a new supplier for the in-display fingerprint sensor in the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G. The new device features the optical in-display fingerprint sensor from Goodix, making the A71 the first commercial deployment of the Goodix sensor in a Samsung smartphone.
The A71 5G was designed to be a budget-friendly device that would make 5G technology more affordable (and therefore more accessible) to a greater number of people. It was announced alongside the A51 5G earlier this month. Both devices will support in-display fingerprint recognition, although Goodix did not mention the A51 in its own announcement.
Even so, the A71 integration is still a significant accomplishment for Goodix, which adds another major device manufacturer to its roster of clientele. The company has provided in-display fingerprint sensors for multiple smartphones in the past few months, including the OnePlus 8 Series and the P40 Series from Huawei.
The decision to switch to Goodix could suggest that Samsung is hoping to avoid the issues that it experienced with the A50 and the A70. The company was forced to release several software updates to improve the performance of the in-display fingerprint readers in those two phones.
Goodix indicated that the A71 also features the company’s voice calling enhancement solution.