You haven't seen a fingerprint reader like this. Yet.
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Interesting demonstration, but given FaceID works quite well and will no doubt become perfected in the future, why do we need an in-glass fingerprint reader? And if the answer is to ultimately design a bezel-less phone by removing the front-facing camera and other sensors (used for FaceID), how then would you accommodate Skype video calls and selfies?
I swear I will never understand the fight against bezels.. One of the reasons I love the moto Z play so much is the bottom with the fingerprint reader and empty space on the sides that let's me handle the phone better.. These damn curved and bezeless screens make it almost impossible to hold your phone one handed without accidentally touching the screen.. It's ridiculous
I doubt that the size of the CMOS sensor will increase to much more than what's already on this phone. 2-3 times, maybe. Bottom third? Pretty improbable. CMOS sensors are affected by yield rates the same way CPUs are, and even a sensor the size of 35mm film (a full-frame digital camera) gets incredibly expensive to manufacture, which is why you only see them on cameras upwards of $2000. While this sensor is likely much simpler and possibly monochrome, I still doubt that it could be economically feasible to manufacture a 5.5" diagonal CMOS sensor.
I own an iPhone X not just because of the ecosystem itself, I own an iPhone X because of the following reasons:
1. Smoothness and fluidity of the OS
2. Superior third party applications than that of the android counterpart
3. Better customer service (own experience)
4. Better security
5. Simplicity of the UI
6: Better support (OS updates)
Very interesting piece of technology here. Few years ago I have read an article about apple’s new patent regarding underscreen fingerprint censor. Ever since than I have been waiting for an iPhone to implement this technology but for some reason it never happened. Apple even disregarded fingerprint censor on their X. I was little disappointed cause I still prefer fingerprint than face ID. Hopefully apple uses this technology on their next generation iPhone. As always great video MKBHD.
It's a cute half-thought attempt. Fingerprint readers are already cumbersome enough. This asks that you do all the typical fingerprint gymnastics and then adds the requirement to move the phone around a bit to activate the ambient display (which is still not a 100% success thing on the vast majority of phones). The electrical engineers behind this need to put away their soldering irons, be taught about UX, and realize that the goal of a fingerprint reader is to make authentication quicker and more convenient, not "cooler". A simpler solution like the side-mounted FP reader on the Nextbit Robin will also clear real estate on the front panel, without requiring motion detection, an OLED or fingers to be lit. I absolutely agree with MB that ultimately, a display that could read your fingerprint from anywhere on the screen would be amazing but that's not what is being sold here.
I'd love the idea of a phone with that tech built in, but with a standard fingerprint scanner on the outside, as well. Reasons being that phone displays usually become buggy or they don't work like they are supposed to. Granted that standard fingerprint scanners do too, but at the very least, you can still use it just fine if the display becomes damaged in some way that the internal scanner doesn't pick up fingerprints.
I personally like the reader on the back of my pixel. I think Apple dropped the ball by not integrating a reader into the apple logo on the back.
I think a camera under the screen is a way better innovation.