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Samsung patents under-screen fingerprint scanner

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Nov 30, 2017, 7:55 pm IST
Updated : Nov 30, 2017, 7:57 pm IST

According to patent, the pressure sensor is positioned on the bottom, underneath the display panel.

The new technology will read your fingerprint from almost anywhere on the display. (Photo: LetsGoDigital)
 The new technology will read your fingerprint from almost anywhere on the display. (Photo: LetsGoDigital)

It seems that Samsung has some big plans for next year’s premium smartphone — Galaxy S9, stored under its secret crown. But now the South Korean giant’s effort to develop an under-screen fingerprint sensor is no more a secret.

According to LetsGoDigital, Samsung had earlier filled in a new patent application for an in display fingerprint scanner to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) back in April and the company received confirmation this month.

The patent suggests that the Galaxy S9 might have up to 12 pressure points on the whole screen for the fingerprint. So the new technology will read your fingerprint from almost anywhere on the display.

samsung S9

 (Photo: LetsGoDigital)

According to patent, the pressure sensor is positioned on the bottom, underneath the display panel. With the new technology, Samsung has plans to make its software respond accordingly and make it more convenient for users. The pressure sensor will restrict access to private images in Gallery app icon. For instance, if the authentication is successful, the phone will open Gallery app with the private photos. If it isn’t, only a certain amount of photos will be visible to the user.

The same idea will also be applied to its native apps like messaging app and others. The idea also indicates the possibility of a truly bezel-less device.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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