The new Synaptics Clear ID optical fingerprint sensors deliver one-touch high-resolution scanning through full cover glass and enable sleek, button-free, bezel-free infinity displays. But till now that hasn't been a reality. In fact the company has a final product with model number 'Clear ID FS9500'. In-display fingerprint technology allows users to securely unlock the device in situations including while it's sitting on the table, at any angle, or while in a vehicle mount. For instance, if the smartphone is placed on a table, users are required to lift the phone to reach out to the rear-facing fingerprint scanner or the bring the phone near to scan the face. Considering the widespread speculation and the plethora of rumours, we might not be able to see the new-age fingerprint sensor after all. The timings quoted by the company is equivalent to that of the fingerprint scanners that are presently used in the market. They didn't announced any name or specific partners in that direction.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 series is said to be coming relatively early inside 2018, within the first quarter, according to multiple leaks and tip-offs so far; more leaks are starting to corroborate on what new features and hardware we're going to see aboard the new devices.
Similarly at MWC Shanghai 2017, Vivo demonstrated an under-display fingerprint authentication feature that uses an ultrasonic sensor to create a 3D map of the user's fingerprint. First up, we have word from Synaptics which has just revealed a new fingerprint scanner design, the much-coveted "In-Display" design that many phone makers have tried and failed to implement within the a year ago and a bit.
These are the world's fingerprint sensors of its kind to enter mass production for smartphones. Synaptics' highperformance Clear ID FS9500 optical solution excels with wet, dry and cold fingers, and since it's protected by glass, is durable, scratchproof and waterproof. Iris scanning appears to be the next step in security technology for smartphones as not only will it lock or unlock the device, but it can also protect sensitive data for the user, where the scanner can even be integrated with some apps to activate only for the owner. The company also claims that Clear ID is faster than other biometric technologies, including 3D face scanners.
Synaptics Clear ID also boasts SecureLink which combines support for TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol with ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem) authentication and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) symmetric algorithm.