The latest trend in the market – the refusal of a separate Home button with fingerprint scanner and creating displays in the entire front panel. Apple rumored to be planning to equip iPhone 8 screen “edge to edge” and biometric module built in a display panel. At MWC introduced the technology that enables this capability.
The company’s stand Goodix showed a fingerprint scanner called In-Display Fingerprint Sensor. The feature of this sensor is that it can be built directly into the smartphone or tablet. Company specializing in the development of biometric solutions for mobile gadgets, claims that it is the first development of its kind.
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor turns the selected area AMOLED display used in the biometric module. As a result, manufacturers do not need to build a separate sensor in the Home key or the button on the back panel of the smartphone.
Development of sensor for In-Display Fingerprint Sensor agrees well with the rumors about the future iPhone display with integrated Touch ID scanner. Note that the upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 needs to obtain a separate module of the fingerprint reader on the rear side of the device.
Other advantages of the In-Display Fingerprint Sensor developers include compactness, low power consumption and high speed operation.
Fingerprint scanners Goodix already used in smartphones Hyawei, Oppo, LG, Nokia, Vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE, and Asus. Who first begin to use the sensor of a new type is still unknown.