The Korean biometric juggernaut CrucialTek has just scored a patent approval of its embedded fingerprint sensing technology that can be installed within a touchscreen package itself. A similar tech was rumored for Samsung's Galaxy line, but it never materialized in the S5
or Note 4
, and, from the looks of it, it won't be in the S6
After CrucialTek's patent victory lap, though, we can reasonably expect future smartphones from Korea to come with the finger scanning embedded in an area on the display panel itself, instead of wasting space as scanner or touch-based fingerprint readers in the home button. This would pave the way for phones with biometric scanning that don't need to have huge bottom bezels in order to accommodate said sensors - looking at you, iPhone 6
or Galaxy S5
Apple patented a similar tech recently
, so hopes are high we might finally get rid of those huge home button abominations on big-screen phones, and have a more favorable screen-to-phone ration on biometrics-laden handsets.