Synaptics, the well-known IT security company which makes biometrics and touch equipment has made a breakthrough. They managed to take phone-authentication to another level by designing fingerprint sensors within the display panel of a smartphone. The new sensors are dubbed Clear ID FS9500.
It will offer the same one-touch recognition and works just like any fingerprint sensor used in smartphones these days but it will also be able to deal with different situations such as wet and cold fingertips because it’s present beneath the display and is able to stay safe from moisture – unlike other externally-placed fingerprint sensors which are exposed to the surroundings.
Along with basic fingerprint reading, this sensor will come with Synaptics “SentryPoint suite of security and anti-spoofing technologies” which adds protective layers to the fingerprint information of the user. AES encryption, TLS, and ECC protect the information from the host to provide more security.
Bezel-less smartphones have been the latest, most demanded feature and combining a fingerprint sensor within a screen without any buttons, borders, or any kind of bias realizes the term “infinity display”.
The tricky bit is, the sensor works only with an OLED display – yes you guessed it, the display used in every new Samsung flagship and most ‘Pro’ variants of flaghips from other phone makers. However, Synaptics has some good news that they’ll work with the “top five” companies to mass-produce this technology into smartphones.
Even so, we do have a good guess that the top contender of the Clear ID sensor has to be the Samsung Galaxy S9 (or the Note 9, or whatever they decide to call it).