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Samsung to reportedly use its own touchscreen digitizer in the Galaxy S7

Samsung has been trying to become self-reliant when it comes to smartphones components. It has already started equipping its smartphones with display panels, camera sensors, processors, DRAM chips, storage chips, and cellular radios that are internally developed by Samsung. Now, it will start using touchscreen IC that is developed by its System LSI division.

According to ETNews, Samsung has been developing its own touchscreen digitizer since past three years, and it was recently decided that it will be put to use in the Galaxy S7. More importantly, it is being reported that this new digitizer will only be supplied for the Galaxy S7 family of devices. Earlier, the company used to rely on digitizers from Synaptics and ST Microelectronics in its high-end devices.

It is being predicted that Samsung will further reduce its dependance on foreign companies. Moreover, since touchscreen displays are being increasingly used (even in laptops), the company wanted to speed up the process of developing its own touchscreen digitizer. Now, brands like Synaptics and others will receive direct hits in revenue once Samsung stops or reduces purchasing digitizers from them.

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anrameg
anrameg

LEEDSNYC could you please enlight us for all grammatical errors in this article?

Phoenix2
Phoenix2

I wonder what they’ll do for the Note line and other S-Pen enabled devices that use Wacom digitisers

harinsheth
harinsheth

Give info whether it will have force touch / air view with finger or not

preime101
preime101

a smart move by samsung, but i suspect synaptics et al won’t lose out as they will gain income from the patents that samsung will have to license.

Thuglyf
Thuglyf

Stop relying on Google too, Boost up Tizen, rely on your Tizen for future phones so we could receive updates worldwide as fast as possible on any kind of smartphone without time difference and limitations, just like iOS

warlockba
warlockba

You’re funny. What makes you think that when Samsung will use Tizen you get faster updates? Go check Samsung ROM sites on which version of Tizen the Gear 1 & 2 got stuck 🙂
Have one of them and I did get as much updates as on my Android Phones from Samsung (= barely).

evrisk
evrisk

You mean that they will be free to update their bloatware more often because if you think that Tizen will solve this problem you are fooling yourself. With Tizen Samsung will never ever update anything. They will simply sell you a new device with every chance just like they do now but way worse. Didn’t you hear what their ex-execs said? This company has no idea about software and how it must be done. They know hardware and they sell hardware. New version of bloatware = buy our new device.

Leedsnyc
Leedsnyc

Poor English and use of grammar in this article. And you don’t explain what the “ic” means! An article is supposed to be self explanatory, not sending people off to find out what things mean! It’s “integrated circuit” for those who don’t know.

maxha97
maxha97

Samsung is being more professional.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Why is the picture showing OnCircle on the edge+ when it doesn’t even work? the biggest disappointment from the edge, a USP that doesn’t work. Has anyone managed to get it to work? I actually made my friend get the edge+ for this reason and it doesn’t even work…