Synaptics announces mass production of optical in-display fingerprint sensors [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
Synaptics, the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens, has announced this week that it’s entered mass production with its first optical in-display fingerprint sensors.
Titled Clear ID, these are expected to work exactly like the home button fingerprint sensors you might have known on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S phones before this year’s Galaxy S8 and on Apple’s iPhones before the latest iPhone X.
Only they’ll be more magical because you’ll be able to authenticate by pressing on the actual display part of the touchscreen.
Then again, Samsung was reported to be moving away from Synaptics this summer, so nothing can be known for sure.
Whichever company might be partnering with Synaptics now, it’s almost certain that more will follow as 2018 goes along.
Opinion… * Man-Made
The mass production of a first optical in-display fingerprint sensors – titled “Clear ID” – has started. In future, technology will become invisible. #Trend
Source: The Verge