Samsung envisions full-screen fingerprint reader
22 October 2018 09:25 GMT

Tech firm Samsung has patented a smartphone with a full-screen fingerprint sensor.

The new patent envisions an advanced full-screen in-display fingerprint scanner that makes use of a separate, low-energy processor.

This will be in charge of increasing the screen brightness as soon as a touch is detected and scanning the finger three times to ensure quality. Thus, the new sensor will be more accurate, easier to use, and quicker than the current tech. Moreover, its versatility means that it can also be incorporated into foldable devices.

The patent depicts two potential formats. The first illustrates a much more traditional smartphone with thicker bezels that resembles Samsung’s devices from years ago. The second one, rather surprisingly, envisions a notched device.