Synaptics is introducing a new elegant solution to the extended-screen trend, ensuring that its first commercial application will appear in the coming month
A whole year has passed since Qualcomm promised us a new generation of biometric fingerprint scanners in smartphones, which will not be based on optical means but on supersonic technology, and will allow the reading of secure user data through glass, plastic and even metal - but in practice we did not see any A product makes practical commercial use of them, while at the same time the desire to further increase the means of display in mobile smart devices has led to these sensors being moved to much less comfortable and elegant places on the back or side of the product, and even completely replaced with more compact technologies.iPhone 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 inAMD And ATI - which is now launching a unique fingerprint scanner capable of operating under screens OLED. The Clear ID FS-9500 sensor is based on the fact that screens OLED Consists of millions of tiny light-emitting diodes as the display base (instead of a unified illuminated surface with LCD technologies), in order to absorb the user's finger characteristics from the reflected light beyond the diodes themselves - where the CMOS sensor in question is that will capture the product. Of the smartphone or tablet.
Based on the Clear ID FS-9500, smartphone makers will be able to stretch their screens all the way to the bottom of the front of the device while still maintaining the built-in front fingerprint scanner, which will simply illuminate while locked and show the consumer where to place the finger to unlock. - The best of all worlds, we hope.
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.
Mass production of the FS-9500 has already begun, and the company states that it will see its practical application in the smartphone of one of the leading manufacturers in the market already in the first quarter of 2018 - will this be the technology that Samsung will contain inGalaxy Its S9? The combination sounds quite logical and logical, although it is quite possible that Vivo or even To be accurate There will be those who will adopt the ability as a marketing gimmick leading to new models.
We still believe in ultrasonic technology Qualcomm 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.