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Fingerprint scanner under the screen, on our next smartphone

Synaptics is introducing a new elegant solution to the extended-screen trend, ensuring that its first commercial application will appear in the coming month

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It's been a whole year since Qualcomm promised us a new generation of biometric fingerprint scanners on smartphones, which would not be based on optical means but on voice technology, and would read user-secured data through glass, plastic and even metal - but we haven't actually seen any A product makes practical use of them, while at the same time striving to increase display media on smart devices, these sensors have been moved to much less comfortable and elegant places on the back or side of the product, and have even been completely replaced by more compact technologies as in the case of the X. Not exactly the glamorous future we had hoped for.

The one who hopes that you will be able to enter the vacuum created and earn is the maker of the means of sensing and control Synaptics, headed by Rick Bergman known to some of us well from his time in And at ATI - which is now launching a unique fingerprint scanner capable of operating under the screens . The Clear ID FS-9500 sensor is based on the fact that screens Consist of millions of tiny light-emitting diodes as the display base (instead of a single illuminated surface in LCD technologies), to absorb the user's finger characteristics from the reflected light beyond the diodes themselves - where the CMOS sensor is located to absorb them and enable product security without taking up any additional space on the outside Of your smartphone or tablet.

Why take up space next to the screen - when you can work under it?

Based on the Clear ID FS-9500, smartphone makers will be able to stretch their screens to the lower end of the device's front while still retaining the built-in front fingerprint scanner, which will simply light up while the device is locked and show the consumer where to place the finger to open. - The best of all worlds, we hope.

The energy consumption of the new sensor should be minimal, and the thickness of 0.7 millimeters only should not affect the thickness of the smartphones to be used

The Synaptics scanner should be as reliable as other fingerprint scanners (and more reliable than face scan technologies, according to the manufacturer) with read and response time of about 0.7 seconds, which is longer than today's physical fingerprint scanners, some of which declare response times Of 0.2 seconds only, but is still shorter than 2 from the scan time and FaceID action.

Who will be the first to embrace the technology? We'll soon find out

Mass production of the FS-9500 has already begun, and the company declares that it will see its practical implementation in the smartphone of one of the leading manufacturers in the first quarter of 2018 - will this be the technology that Samsung will contain in Its S9? The combination sounds quite logical and logical, although it is quite possible that Vivo or even There will be those who will adopt the ability as a marketing gimmick leading to new models.

We're still waiting for you, - although the delays don't really add to security

We still believe in ultrasonic technology As a leading meta-solution to the future, but until it takes shape, Synaptics's proposal certainly sounds relevant and tempting. Agree with us? Let's talk about it in comments.


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  1. A slow fingerprint reader isn't really worth it… 0.7 seconds is plenty. See the first generation of Apple ID is the worst! Faster to put password (at least iPad)

    1. How do you know that all devices today do not do the same thing? Or Google itself for that matter?

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