Tag Archive: fingerprint


Qualcomm are making fingerprint sensors embedded in displays

One of the main reasons bezels still exist is to host a button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor. This could all be about to change as Qualcomm are making a sensor that it says will work embedded under a display. The Galaxy S8 is one of the first devices to feature an almost bezel-less […]

Qualcomm’s ambitious new fingerprint sensors work through touchscreens

Qualcomm wants you to unlock your phone in ways you haven’t before.

Qualcomm wants in on the fingerprint sensor madness, since every phone these days has one — or should — and the company basically owns every other part of the animal, so why not another?

Dubbed Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors, the term encompasses three main input methods: Display, Metal, and Glass. The first is both the most interesting and requires the longest wait, since it represents the  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8 renders purport to show large dimensions, rear fingerprint sensor

Could this be the Galaxy Note 8?

Still a couple months out from seeing the Galaxy Note 8 for real, renders have surfaced purporting to show the next big phone from Samsung. These “leaked” renders, offered up by 91Mobiles and @onleaks, are actually constructed using factory CAD information — meaning they’re made after the fact to look like a complete phone, rather than the typical leaks we see of actual completed device renders from a company.

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Evernote for Android gains fingerprint unlock feature (in beta)

You’ve probably heard of Evernote – the popular cross-platform app which allows users to create quick notes in several formats. This week we bring good news for Android fans of the app, as the much request fingerprint security feature has become available to some. The feat would allow users to easily secure their notes in […]

Galaxy Note 8 could debut in late August without in-display fingerprint

August 26 could be Note 8 day — but the phone may miss out on the much anticipated in-display fingerprint sensor.

According to two separate reports, Samsung looks set to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 at a late August event. Reuters says a Note 8 with a display “marginally larger” than the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8 Plus will break cover towards the end of August in New York City. Korean outlet Naver pins the date down to August  [Read More…]

Samsung’s on-screen fingerprint tech said to be riddled with brightness issues

Not so long ago it was believed Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy Note 8 phablet will arrive with a fingerprint scanner embedded into the display. Sadly, this information was recently refuted by a Samsung official who explained that the technology is not yet ready for mass production. Now an industry source reveals the reason or one of […]

Vivo could be the first to launch a smartphone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor

Vivo could edge out Samsung and other companies in launching a phone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor.

Samsung failed in its attempt to integrate a fingerprint sensor into the screen of the Galaxy S8, and it now looks like Vivo will be the first company to roll out a device with an on-screen fingerprint sensor. A leaked video on Weibo shows off a Vivo phone that looks a lot like the X9 Plus, albeit with an optical fingerprint sensor  [Read More…]

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…]