Samsung patents full display fingerprint scanner tech
- Leaked documents show that Samsung has filed a patent that can turn the entire display of a phone into a fingerprint scanner, meaning the users can touch the display anywhere to get their fingers scanned for biometric unlocking.
- In-display fingerprint scanners are still a novelty feature on smartphones and are slowly gaining popularity among manufacturers. However, with the current tech, users have to touch a designated spot on the display to have their fingerprints scanned.
- Samsung’s future technology will use an optical fingerprint reader. Documents state that this tech can also be applied to foldable phones. Such a reader would also make biometrics more convenient on larger devices like tablets.
- For better accuracy, the scanner will scan a finger three times when users place their fingers on the display. The total process of unlocking the device would be done in around 700 milliseconds.
- The upcoming Galaxy S10 is expected to bring an all-new design language and some groundbreaking features to Samsung’s flagship smartphone lineup. It’s quite safe to assume that the full display fingerprint scanner might debut on this device early next year.