Items tagged with fingerprint sensor

Google has attempted to answer why the fingerprint sensor on its Pixel 6 phones is, at times, noticeably sluggish. For some, however, the reason Google gives just does not match up, leaving them to wonder if there is more at play. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are the first in the family of Pixel phones to have an... Read more...
Google's flagship Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have launched with with the lineups first under-display fingerprint scanner, but the company's first attempt at using a fingerprint to unlock the phone has some users feeling around for a fix. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro officially hit the market last week for sale. The reviews have... Read more...
Google has only casually mentioned the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6, a pair of upcoming handsets that will sport a new custom system-on-chip (SoC) that the company is calling Tensor, which is supposedly the "biggest innovation in Pixel to date." But in what can possibly be classified as an inadvertent leak, Google may have... Read more...
Using a screen protector is a common way to help prevent smartphone displays from getting scratched, scuffed, or even shattered. On the Galaxy S10 series, however, it's been discovered that a screen protector can inadvertently prevent the in-display fingerprint sensor from working correctly. The issue was brought... Read more...
Biometric security measures are improving all the time, though they are not infallible. This is demonstrated on the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro. It has a fingerprint sensor that is embedded in the full-front display, and with a little bit of glue and a few minutes of time, it can be easily thwarted. Well, sort... Read more...
One of the hallmark features of Samsung’s new Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+and Galaxy S10 5Gsmartphones are their use of in-display ultrasonic fingerprint readers. These newfangled sensors replace the tried and true optical fingerprint sensors that have been positioned on the backs of Samsung flagships for the past few... Read more...
There are a couple of challenges facing smartphone designers at the moment. One is the notch at the top of the display, a concept introduced by Andy Rubin and his Essential Phone, and later popularized by Apple and its iPhone X. The other being able to embed a fingerprint sensor into the display itself. It looks like... Read more...
It looks as though Samsung is finally getting fancy with the fingerprint sensor on its upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone. A well known tipster quotes Samsung's mobile chief DJ Koh as saying the Galaxy S10 will not use an optical fingerprinting solution because the user experience is not where it should be, and instead... Read more...
If you have an older ThinkPad, ThinkCentre or ThinkStation PC with an integrated fingerprint reader, you might want to download Lenovo's latest software update. The company has acknowledged that a flaw in its Fingerprint Management Pro software could allow a malicious actor with physical access to your device login... Read more...
Sing it with us now—'Vivoooo Las Vegas!' Wait, that doesn't sound right. However, Vivo is a name to pay attention to, assuming you are not already familiar with the Chinese brand. That's because Vivo just unveiled the world's first smartphone to sport a fingerprint sensor embedded into the display. No small feat, that... Read more...
When it comes to flagship smartphones, the new trend seems to be near bezel-less edge-to-edge displays. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is probably the best example of this, and the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature a similar design. Since there is little room on the front of the display to house a dedicated home... Read more...
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you were hoping that Samsung would figure out a way to embed a fingerprint sensor into the display of its forthcoming Galaxy Note 8 phablet, word on the web is that it is not going to happen. The South Korean electronics maker just cannot seem to figure out a way to make it... Read more...
Do you love the idea of a fingerprint sensor, but feel like the button that enables this functionality ruins your phone aesthetic? Synaptics has a solution for you. The San Jose, California-based corporation is releasing the FS9100, an optical fingerprint sensor that enables a button-free design. According to Les... Read more...
When Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last month, it took away the physical Home button, instead leaving behind a fixed panel with haptic feedback to simulate a button press. Future iPhones may ditch this vestigial Home button altogether (and with it, traditional Touch ID) to allow for a more advanced way... Read more...
Future LG smartphones, and smartphones the use display panels produced by the South Korean electronics giant, could soon do away with fingerprint sensors that are embedded in home buttons on many of today’s top flagship devices. Components subsidiary LG Innotek has created a new fingerprint sensor that can be embedded... Read more...