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Samsung reportedly drops plans for an in-display fingerprint sensor with the Note 9

One of the biggest complaints about the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. Samsung pushed the boundaries of design with the Galaxy S8 and by doing so naturally had to move the fingerprint sensor that typically sat on the home button. The next step for the fingerprint sensor was […]

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Vivo X20 Plus launches with in-display fingerprint sensor and I want one

It’s 2018 and you can buy a phone with a fingerprint sensor underneath the display.

We saw a lot of crazy tech at this year’s CES, and while I wasn’t personally in Vegas to check out everything first-hand, one of the products that caught my attention the most was the Vivo X20 Plus – or, as it’s more commonly known, the first phone with a fingerprint sensor underneath its display.

The Vivo X20 Plus made its way  [Read More…]

Vivo X20 Plus with in-display fingerprint sensor launching this week

The first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor is launching in China later this week.

Vivo showed off its first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor earlier this month, and the company is now ready to put the device into production. The phone of choice is the X20 Plus, which made its debut last September. The phone is now being retrofitted with Synaptics in-display sensor, which is located near the bottom of the display.

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Here’s an easy fix for Google Pixel 2 fingerprint sensor issues

When a convenience turns into a concern, we get mad.

The Google Pixel 2‘s fingerprint sensor is in a perfect place to effortlessly use. But what happens when you put your finger there and it just … doesn’t work? After a few attempts of the sensor not recognizing your fingerprint, the software actually fails out and requires you to enter your passcode to get past the lock screen or password to enter a secure app. That’s not fun —  [Read More…]

Moto E5 appears in render with rear fingerprint sensor

Our first look at the Moto E5 shows a lot of similarities to the E4, but that’s not a bad thing.

Of all the phones Motorola released in 2017, one that stood out the most was the Moto E4. The E4 might have been the least powerful of the bunch, but for its retail price of $ 129, it performed way above what we usually expect to see from something so cheap.

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Moto E5 appears in leaked image sporting rear fingerprint sensor

Moto’s E line of smartphones stands as the company’s affordable offering, starting at just $ 129.99 for the base model. While they may be easy on the wallet, the E smartphones offer plenty of bang for the buck and boast high praise from critics and customers alike. The next device in the series is the Moto E5, which has appeared in a leaked image. Strong similarities run from the Moto E4 into the Moto E5, but one very notable change  [Read More…]

This phone’s fingerprint sensor is its display

The ubiquitous fingerprint sensor: it’s one of the most convenient ways to unlock your smartphone or laptop, but it’s always required its own reserved bastion of space on your device. Always, that is … until now.

Here at CES 2018 I just went hands-on with the first fingerprint sensor that lives UNDER your phone’s display. The Synaptics ClearID module is an optical sensor that sits under the glass of an OLED screen, and it’s making its public debut on  [Read More…]

Vivo’s in-display fingerprint sensor shows the future of smartphone biometrics

This is the way of the future.

Phones are getting thinner and display bezels are getting smaller, so any time a company can save space in a phone it’s going to do it. The latest way to save space and give companies flexibility has been created by Synaptics, with its new in-display fingerprint solution.

The first company to use the new fingerprint sensor tech is Vivo, and I had an opportunity to use this awesome new sensor  [Read More…]

Sony is finally selling phones in the U.S. with fingerprint sensors, starting with the XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2

Hey look, Sony’s taking things seriously in the U.S.

Sony’s taking to CES 2018 to launch three new mid-range phones: the Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2. They look like fine phones. They have solid specs for mid-range devices and a few neat features.

But let me tell you the important part up front: all three have fingerprint sensors in the U.S. They’re interestingly rear-mounted fingerprint sensors, rather than the side-mounted power button variety Sony has used for years.  [Read More…]

OnePlus 6 rumored to launch with in-display fingerprint sensor

Details are already coming in about OnePlus’s next flagship.

The OnePlus 5T has proven itself to be one of the best phones of 2017, and despite it just being released in November, there might already be a couple reasons to be excited about its successor.

According to Gizmochina, the OnePlus 6 will come equipped with a fingerprint sensor that’s embedded into the display itself. Synaptics already announced that this technology will be shipping first on a Vivo phone in  [Read More…]