CrucialTec Patents Transparent Fingerprint Sensor For Smartpphone Touchscreens

Posted: Apr 12 2017, 3:46am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

CrucialTec Patents Transparent Fingerprint Sensor for Smartpphone Touchscreens
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Future touchscreens will have invisible fingerprint scanners.

Samsung clearly wanted to have a fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 screen. Samsung removed the physical home button on the Galaxy S8, but had to add a fingerprint scanner on the back next to the camera. The fingerprint sensor is still essential to keep the Galaxy S8 secure. The facial recognition unlock feature can be tricked with a photo.

Fingerprint scanners integrated in touch screens are just about to become available. South Korean biometrics company CrucialTec showed off a in-screen fingerprint scanner at the MWC 2017.

Now the company announced a patent for a transparent fingerprint sensor. The technology would allow to increase the touch sensitivity on a specific part of a smartphone display to scan fingerprints, according to Korean Herald.

It is not known how far CrucialTec's in-display fingerprint scanner technology is from production. The Apple iPhone 8 is rumored to have an in-display fingerprint scanner. Apple might though run into the same problem as Samsung. The in-display fingerprint scanner technology might just not be ready in time for the release fo the iPhone 8 this fall.

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