Under-screen fingerprint tech due January on flagship phone

Under-screen fingerprint tech due January on flagship phone

A leaked document, found on China's Weibo, shows off what is apparently the new Samsung Galaxy S9. However, Synaptics just unveiled the world's first in-display fingerprint scanner which they hinted will be used on a handset made by a "Top 5 smartphone manufacturer".

What is new on the leaked document is the single lens camera housed with the fingerprint sensor underneath it while the flash and heart rate sensor have been moved to the side.

Currently, fingerprint sensors are embedded in the metal bodies of the phones. Of course, Samsung calls their latest screens "infinity displays", suggesting it's the Korean firm.


Though there is no specific mention of the company, it did mention that Clear ID will help deliver one-touch high-resolution scanning through full cover glass and enable sleek, button-free, bezel-free infinity displays.

"Consumers prefer fingerprint authentication on the front of the phone, and with the industry quickly shifting to bezel-free OLED infinity displays, the natural placement of the fingerprint sensor is in the display itself". This will be Samsung's next-gen flagship phone. The Galaxy S9 may also come with a FaceID-like feature.

It appears that the phones' big highlight feature will be dual front-facing cameras, with Live Focus available for selfies, but there's no information yet on how many megapixels they are. "Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Glass and Metal are created to be compatible with the recently announced Snapdragon 660 and 630 Mobile Platforms, and Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Display, Glass and Metal are created to be compatible with future Snapdragon Mobile Platforms and non-Snapdragon platforms", a Qualcomm spokesperson had said.

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