Synaptics announces what could be the Samsung Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner
posted by Damian M. / Dec 13, 2016, 9:18 AM
Today, Synaptics, one of Samsung's suppliers of fingerprint scanners, announced a new model, which could very well make a commerical debut in the Samsung Galaxy S8. The new “optical fingerprint sensors are designed for placement under the cover glass, including 2.5D glass, located in the front, bottom bezel of devices”, says Synaptics. And this sounds awfully familiar to what we've been hearing so far.
The new fingerprint scanners will also excel at working with wet fingertips, so you shouldn't have any problems using them in the shower, unless your device isn't waterproof, which will raise more important concerns than whether you can unlock your phone with a single finger.
Since the sensor will be hidden behind the glass of its respective smartphone, it should also be more durable. We will have to wait and see, though, if scratching the glass above it will affect its performance.
If rumors are to be believed, we won't have to wait too long, as the new Samsung flagship should be released in Spring, 2017.
Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010
"Synaptics announces what could the the Samsung Galaxy S8 fingerprint scanner" That title just confused me to all hell.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 9:26 AM 7
Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015
...what could *be* the Samsung S8 fingerprint scanner Anyways, they should make this screen shatterproof since both phones (allegedly) will be curved.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 9:37 AM 0
Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011
If the glass is broken, the fingerprint scanner will not work.
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 9:42 AM 0
Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015
Who use your smart Phone while is taking a shower?
posted on Dec 13, 2016, 10:07 AM 0
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):