Computer manufacturer Synaptics may be partnering with the world's biggest smartphone manufacturers after recently announcing its plans to roll out the world's first in-display fingerprint sensors in 2018.
The Clear ID technology is expected to work similar to the home button fingerprint sensors currently found on most smartphones. The twist is, the sensors will be authenticated underneath the display screen, using light instead of electric currents from the OLED panel to capture your print.
The technology is said to be able to work with wet, cold and dry hands making it water and scratch resistant. While facial recognition software has now been realized, Synaptics is reportedly in talks with the world's top five phone manufacturers — Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Oppo, or Vivo — to implement the technology.
For those interested, Synaptics will launch a public display and demo of the technology at CES Tech in January 2018.
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