Vivo demos smartphone with integrated Synaptics under-display fingerprint sensor at CES

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo is demonstrating an under-display optical fingerprint sensor provided by Synaptics in its flagship phone at CES 2018, the Verge reports. The sensor takes longer both to enroll and to verify a fingerprint, according to the Verge, but not excessively so, even compared to the near-instant results of many leading fingerprint scanners, and the user experience was reported to be very satisfactory. The sensor area is illuminated to guide finger placement when in use, but is otherwise

Leak suggests Vivo XPlay 7 will come with under-screen fingerprint scanner

According to multiple media reports, leaked presentation pictures said to be of the Vivo XPlay 7 has revealed that it will come with the under-screen fingerprint scanner, detailing the Qualcomm-developed biometric authentication feature as one of its highlights. Vivo along with Qualcomm first unveiled the next-generation ultrasonic fingerprint solution at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 in June. The new line of fingerprint solutions include new and improved features not included in the previous generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint

Why are under-display fingerprint sensors the next goal in biometrics?

This is a guest post by Kayla Matthews, a biometrics and technology writer. The race to create an effective under-display fingerprint sensor that can also be economically mass-produced is on. But what’s the big deal? Why do so many companies in the biometrics industry want to get in on this new technology? Screens Take Over Smartphone fingerprint scanners that can be used to verify identity and unlock a phone, authorize a purchase or start a download are now common. However,

Samsung’s under-the-screen fingerprint sensor may cause brightness issues

Samsung may be experiencing problems related to the integration of optical fingerprint readers into mobile display panels in that they tend to cause brightness imbalance issues, according to an Android Headlines report citing an industry insider. The rumor comes a couple months after sources from Samsung and industry insiders acknowledged that Samsung’s facial recognition is not ready for mobile payments. The concept render provided by the source reveals that Samsung may have run into challenges in balancing the brightness of

Vkansee introduces laptop integration for under-glass optical fingerprint sensor

Vkansee introduced a prototype laptop integration for it’s under-glass optical fingerprint sensor compatible with Windows operating systems, which the company demonstrated at this week’s Mobile World Congress 2017. Using the prototype, Vkansee showcased its under-glass optical fingerprint reader compatibility via a Windows Hello security login on a Lenovo laptop. Vkansee’s high-resolution sensors are ultra-thin, anti-spoof, water- and sweat-resistant, allowing them to read fingerprints at a resolution up to 2000 pixels per inch — four times the resolution of sensors found

Synaptics releases optical fingerprint sensors for smartphones

Synaptics has released a line of Natural ID biometric authentication solutions that leverage high-performance, highly secure optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets. The new line of Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensors offer high-resolution scanning through 1mm of full cover glass and enables button-free industrial designs. Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensors are designed to be placed under the cover glass, including 2.5D glass, located in the front, bottom bezel of devices. Cover glass biometrics eliminates button cut-outs and glass

Huawei Mate 9 Pro features FPC1268 under glass sensor

The Huawei Mate 9 Pro was recently launched exclusively in China and features Fingerprint Cards under glass sensor FPC1268. FPC1268 is Fingerprints Cards first solution optimized for thick materials like cover glass and was first featured in the recently launched Huawei Mate Porsche Design. The Mate 9 Pro shares the same specification as Mate 9 Porsche Design, except for the Porsche logo and case colors. Earlier this month it was revealed that the new Huawei Mate 9 features Fingerprint Cards‘

New smartphone cover glass from AGC Asahi Glass enables fingerprint scans

AGC Asahi Glass, a manufacturer of glass, chemicals and high-tech materials, announced that it has launched a multi-thickness smartphone cover glass with a recession on its underside to accommodate a fingerprint sensor, eliminating the need to mount a separate button for fingerprint recognition. “AGC’s one century of expertise in manufacturing advanced glass products has led to this innovative cover glass, which enables both diverse designing and robust ID authentication to help meet the increasing need for mobile security,” said Tadashi

Vkansee to ship ultra-thin, proof-of-concept optical fingerprint sensor

Vkansee has revealed that it has shipped pre-production, proof-of-concept samples of its latest, patented ultra-thin optical fingerprint sensor. BiometricUpdate.com first reported about Vkansee’s sensors when they were initially showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2015. Since that time, samples of the product have been shared with leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for evaluation and to gather requirements before finalizing the design. The new smaller sensor will be on display at Vkansee’s booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this

Fingerprint Cards and TPK integrates FPC1268 touch sensor under smartphone cover glass

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced that, in collaboration with Taiwanese touch solution provider TPK, they have successfully made cover glass prototypes integrating the FPC1268 touch fingerprint sensor The partnership effectively allows FPC and TPK to deliver new innovative industrial design options for smartphones and other devices. “By teaming up with TPK, we combine TPK’s extensive industry experience and strong technology know-how in cover glass and lamination technology, with the industry-leading performance of FPC1268,” said Jörgen Lantto, president and CEO of FPC.