Synaptics under-display fingerprint reader is magic

Synaptics under-display fingerprint reader is magic

"Synaptics' Clear ID fingerprint sensors are faster, more convenient, and more secure than alternative biometrics, and this optical technology represents a major innovation shift and opportunity for the smartphone market", Barber added. This Vivo smartphone is the first one to have an in-screen fingerprint sensor. We'll know more about the smartphone as we approach its launch. When waking up the phone, a blue fingerprint icon will show up where youre supposed to place your finger. The prompt can appear even when the screen is off, and will disappear when it is no longer needed.

Apart from being cutting edge-technology, the biggest advantage of in-display scanner is it allows a phone to have an "all-screen" display and no awkwardly positioned sensors behind the phone. Rather, according to that report, which cited comments from a "reputable tech researcher" made on Chinese social media, it will be Vivo (makers of high-end Android smartphones like the Xplay6) who'll be first to publicly demonstrate and lay out plans for implementing the technology. Synaptics late past year announced that it entered mass manufacturing with its optical in-display fingerprint sensors, called Clear ID. Vivo's design is expected to be widely adopted in the years to come, so the company is the first to publicly show off the technology.

In the future, Synaptics wants to make the phone's entire screen a fingerprint sensor. Place your finger there, wait for a split second and the phone will unlock with a cool animation taking place.




The overall process takes just 0.7 seconds, not quite as fast as the 0.2 seconds that are commonly advertized for traditional fingerprint scanners these days, but still faster than the average of 1.4 seconds it takes to use face recognition. Fingerprint sensor is prone to that and it is not a big secret that placing it under the display makes flawless sense. Now smartphone manufacturers can use a fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone, without compromising on the thin bezels or the size of the phone.

Vivo's recently revealed smartphone hides the fingerprint scanner beneath the screen, re-imagining the handy feature that's posed a challenge to competitors.

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