Synaptics' in-display fingerprint scanner coming to a flagship phone in Jan

Synaptics' in-display fingerprint scanner coming to a flagship phone in Jan

Synaptics' in-display fingerprint scanner coming to a flagship phone in Jan

They said the Clear ID fingerprint scanner was designed for phones with "infinity displays", Samsung calls their lovely 18:9 aspect ratio curved display as infinity display. So...

Synaptics has announced that the mass production of its in-display fingerprint sensor has begun in partnership with "a top five OEM".

The company that manufactures touch controllers, display drivers and more has announced that it has successfully made an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The upcoming CES 2018 would be awesome as many technology giants and smartphones manufacturers will reveal their most incredible technology gadgets with innovative features in the event. Currently, the lasers they produce are the ones responsible for Animoji and Face ID tech.

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It is not yet known whether or not Synaptics' new in-display fingerprint sensors will add to production or device costs.

Interestingly enough, Synaptics" press release on the topic mentions "infinity displays, ' the same terminology Samsung uses to describe its borderless screens.

Most flagship phones have a physical scanner which lets you unlock your phone with your fingerprint. Further, the company stated that Clear ID is two times faster than the 3D facial recognition.

Samsung and Synaptics have a history of working together dating back to 2005 with the Samsung B310. That compares to a 1 in 50,000 chance with the best fingerprint scanning technology on the market. Despite rumors to the contrary and published patent applications that prove Apple has researched in-display fingerprint sensor tech, Apple says it never meant to include a fingerprint scanner in the iPhone X. Face ID is the future, according to Apple, and the iPhone X ushers in that future.

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Synaptics is a name known for providing reliable human interface solutions.

According to Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager of Synaptics' Mobile Division, the FS9500 Clear ID is more secure than alternative biometrics.

The future of Smartphones look pretty wonderful with new innovations in technology.

In the first half of next year, we can expect several smartphones with Synaptics Clear ID shipping worldwide.

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As manufacturers continue to build edge-to-edge displays for smartphones, they're also faced with an imminent design constraint. With Synaptics Clear ID sensor on the screen, device users can touch any part of the display to unlock the screen.


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