Tag Archive: fingerprint


OnePlus 5: CEO hints at fingerprint on the front

Not the back. Or the side. Or under the screen.

OnePlus has made an artform of the “slow trickle” of info around new, unannounced smartphones. The most recent nugget of info comes from the company’s CEO, Pete Lau, who recently appeared to confirm that the OnePlus 5 will feature a front-facing fingerprint scanner, like its predecessors. First reported by GizChina, the remark came in Lau’s answer to a fan question on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy hints at embedded fingerprint scanner

After the Galaxy S8 launch, all eyes are turning towards Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy Note 8 which has already started visiting the rumor mill quite often. Case in point, a few images of an alleged Galaxy Note 8 dummy appeared on China’s Weibo micro-blogging website, showing the upcoming phone in comparison to last year’s […]

The best fix for the Galaxy S8’s fingerprint sensor is a thin case

It shouldn’t have to come to this, but has.

As has been discussed since launch, the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ is tough to use consistently. But that’s not just because of its positioning — part of the issue is how it sits nearly flush to the back glass with very little separation from the camera lens. Combine these issues, and it can be really hard to distinguish where exactly the fingerprint sensor is  [Read More…]

How to turn the Galaxy S7 fingerprint sensor into a capacitive home button

The Galaxy S7 marked the last generation that would have physical navigation buttons as the Galaxy S8 saw a move to on-screen navigation to accommodate the nearly bezel-less display. This means that the home button only needs to be tapped to be interacted with as opposed to actually needing to be pressed. A user over […]

Mastercard introduces a credit card with a built-in fingerprint reader

Mastercard’s latest credit card comes with a biometric zone that stores your fingerprints.

Mastercard has rolled out a credit card that has an integrated fingerprint scanner, making it easier to authenticate purchases at retail stores. The card stores two fingerprints, and features an embedded sensor that lets you authorize payments instead of having to sign or use a PIN.

To get started, you’ll have to register your fingerprints at your bank, after which the information will  [Read More…]

How to set up the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S8

Set it up so that all you have to do is touch the back sensor to unlock the phone.

So what if the iris scanning and facial recognition unlocking capabilities on the Galaxy S8 are too futuristic for you? It’s okay to do things the old fashioned way — or rather, to stick to a way of doing things that have just become routine for you. Like scanning in your fingerprint to unlock your smartphone.

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Android 7.1.2 renders the fingerprint sensor unusable for many Pixel, Nexus users

Earlier this month Google unleashed the Android 7.1.2 update for Pixel and Nexus devices. However, it seems that the new build brought about an unanticipated side effect – it broke fingerprint sensor functionality. Like it often happens when these bugs appear, Nexus and Pixel users have flocked to the Google product forums in order to […]

The Moto Z2 Force looks like a Moto Z with two cameras and a sensible fingerprint sensor

We’re getting our first look at the new Moto Z design, and it looks a lot like last year’s model.

Motorola is readying its follow-ups to the unique Moto Z and Moto Z Force, which were announced last summer. We’ve already seen hints of the branding, suggesting that the sequels will be predictably assigned Moto Z2 and Z2 Force, and now we’re seeing the first press render, if Slashleaks is to be believed.

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Here’s why I’m OK with the Galaxy S8’s rear fingerprint sensor

Let’s celebrate this one good decision by Samsung.

The Galaxy S8 has been pretty unanimously well received by staunch loyalists and critics alike; it appears that Samsung did most everything right this time around, both in making its flagship feel like a sizeable upgrade and a natural evolution.

This is the fingerprint sensor swipe of the Gods.

But some shade has been thrown at Samsung over the placement of the fingerprint sensor: because the Infinity Display necessitated  [Read More…]

Nexus 6P finally gets fingerprint scanner gesture with Android 7.1.2 beta 2 update

Back in January, we told you Google unleashed the Android 7.1.2 Nougat beta build for a select number of devices including the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player and Nexus C. Surprisingly enough the Nexus 6P was left out of the loop. The new build brought about the extensively requested fingerprint swipe gesture that […]