- In our latest analysis of recent under-display optical fingerprint recognition industry developments, we see Korean suppliers and Synaptics as having better visibility among suppliers. With regard to the latest biometrics technologies, however, we favor the 3D sensing segment.
The Galaxy Note 9 might finally get one feature that we’ve been waiting to see on smartphones ever since the trend of bezel-less phone started back in 2016. It is expected that Samsung will be working on an optical fingerprint sensor in its 2018’s flagship when its rival (Apple) will be working on Face-ID like solutions.
Synaptics Will Unlikely Be Providing Samsung With Optical Fingerprint Sensors – Three Companies Have Reportedly Given Samples
Though Samsung’s flagship phones feature facial recognition it will no be as effective as Apple’s Face ID, and it is told by renowned analyst that notes Apple has 2.5-year lead against Android competition. It doesn’t look like Samsung is really into integrating Face-ID like solution similar to Apple and it will improve the security of Android devices.
BeyondEyes and Samsung subsidiary Samsung LSI has already shipped part samples to Samsung, according to Business Insider and they might be favorite to get supply contract from smartphone manufacturer. It is also reported to be this trade.
It will be an amazing experience for users to have optical fingerprint reader in their devices. Optical fingerprint scanner in Note 9 wil help Samsung to maintain high screen-to-body ratio while allowing millions of smartphone owner flexibility when unlocking their phones.
Other manufacturers might not be interested in using such a display since it still carries a high degree of manufacturing complications but it appears that Samsung is determined to get this tech working as quickly as possible.
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