LG Develops Fingerprint Scanner that Works Under Glass

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like LG may come out with a "button-less" fingerprint sensor. Their Innotek arm just revealed a fingerprint scanner that works under glass. Their press release indicates that the new tech will let them install a sensor beneath a sheet of glass. They can make room for the module by finely removing about 0.3mm of glass beneath the surface. They claim their new sensor is able to read a fingerprint as effectively as an exposed button with a failure rate of only 0.02%.

    This obviously could lead to smartphones with more seamless designs and will likely lead to the complete elimination of a home button in future devices. To be clear, LG is not the first company to come up with an implementation for this concept. Qualcomm actually developed Sense ID which uses ultrasonic waves for fingerprint authentication. The tech has not been widely adopted despite having a few advantages over surface based readers (like being capable of judging the depth of a fingerprints’s ridges).

    Perhaps LG will have an easier time getting their tech implemented since they can introduce it into their own devices.

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    Yay, no more home buttons. Finally!