"In-display fingerprint technology allows users to securely unlock the device in situations including while it's sitting on the table, at any angle, or while in a auto mount", Synaptics said. It is designed for all phones with an infinity display and is faster than other biometric security features, including Apple's Face ID.
Synaptics announced last week that it was mass producing in-display fingerprint sensors for a "top five" smartphone OEM. Based on numbers, this narrows it down to, Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Oppo-Vivo, or Xiaomi. According to analyst Patrick Moorhead, the sensor as "fast and simple", while Synaptics claims it's twice as fast as 3D facial recognition like Apple's Face ID.
Apple, meanwhile, made a decision to ditch an actual fingerprint scanner altogether with the iPhone X. The iPhone X is Apple's first iPhone to not have Touch ID. "The sensor is also sturdy-both scratchproof and waterproof since it is protected by glass". An in-display fingerprint sensor will definitely make more sense than an awkwardly placed rear fingerprint sensor seen on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.
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In-display fingerprint scanning represents "a major innovation shift and opportunity for the smartphone market", said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager of Synaptics' mobile division, in the statement. The ultimate advantage of opting for in-display sensors would be the let manufacturers bring more full-screen smartphones in the coming future, complete with the ease of a front-facing fingerprint sensor. The company's decision to go with Synaptics has therefore come as a surprise, and is great news for Synaptics, considering the fact that there are more than a few sensor and smartphone manufacturing companies trying to implement similar technology in smartphones in a viable manner so that they're capable of high volume production.