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LG’s invisible fingerprint sensor hides beneath the smartphone screen

by • May 2, 2016 • No Comments

Fingerprint sensors have become quite much the norm on modern smartphones, but usually they are integrated with a button of a few kind. With a view to creating smoother, additional minimalist devices, LG has just revealed a new fingerprint sensor module that lives underneath the glass. Unless you understand what you are looking for, you won’t actually understand it is there.

Developed by LG’s subsidiary, LG Innotek, the new fingerprint sensor allows for users to just place their finger on the glass of their phone screen and the sensor at a lower place can select the print. The advantage of this, at very least in the view of LG, is the next for waterproof phones and advantageous practuallytion of scratches.

As a proof of concept, LG created a tiny 0.01 (0.3 mm) groove on the underside of a glass screen cover to accomodate the fingerprint module. With the sensor hidden away within, phone designers can require to ponder creatively of how to reveal its whereofs. LG says the module has an accuracy of 99.998 percent, meaning that it can just falsely recognize a fewbody else’s prints 0.002 percent of the time.

The company hasn’t divulged any information on that, if any, manufacturers can adopt its new tech, or if next LG handsets can showcase the discreet fingerprint sensor themselves. Smartphone makers with an interest in doing away with the home button may be quietly bringing notice, yet.

Source: LG

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