Fingerprint Scanner

Apple to Reportedly Launch Cheaper iPhone in China with Under-Display Touch ID

Apple is planning to release a cheaper new iPhone featuring an under-display fingerprint sensor or Touch ID that will replace the expensive Face ID technology, exclusively for the Chinese market, The Global Times is reporting (via MacRumors). According to the Chinese media, the release is aimed at arresting the declining iPhone sales in recent years that have...

Vivo Phone Debuts the First Ever In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

In-display fingerprint scanner, a technology that was rumoured to be introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the iPhone X for a very long time, has finally been debuted by Chinese phone maker Vivo in a pre-production model, which has not yet been officially announced for release. As tested by CNET, the technology works flawlessly and could...

Qualcomm Unveils Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner at MWC 2017

Qualcomm unveiled its own under-screen fingerprint-sensing technology at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Shanghai, and Chinese phone maker Vivo is the first to use the technology in a phone. According to a new press release from the chip maker, the technology uses piezoelectrics to send ultrasonic waves through the display glass to read fingerprints, and...

‘iPhone 8’ Will Feature Hidden Optical Fingerprint Scanner: Report

Many rumours have suggested Apple’s upcoming iPhone will use optical finger scanning technology to hide the home button underneath the display. The rumoured iPhone 8 launch, set to take place in the tenth year of the product line’s existence, is set to redefine Apple’s smartphone with a number of innovative changes that will encourage long-time owners...

Samsung to Implement Fingerprint Sensor into Galaxy S5’s Home Button

Looks like Samsung really did start its photocopiers the day Apple announced the iPhone 5s with Touch ID, as latest reports from credible sources are claiming that the Galaxy S5 will sport a fingerprint sensor embedded into its home button, amid previous rumours of a fingerprint scanner being built into the actual display (via SamMobile). According...

Samsung to Add iPhone 5s-like Fingerprint Scanner in Galaxy S5

Samsung is all set to introduce an iPhone 5s-like fingerprint scanner in its upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone, The Korea Herald is reporting. According to the source, Samsung will follow Apple as usual, and embed a fingerprint sensor within its next flagship device to perform various tasks for the users, such as authentication. The Korean publication details...

Apple’s Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner Coming To iPad, MacBook And Beyond

A new patent application from Apple published today by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has revealed more details behind the company's Touch ID fingerprint scanning technology introduced in iPhone 5S, PatentlyApple is reporting. The patent filing also notes that this Touch ID technology could eventually apply to an iPad, MacBook and beyond. Apple details that they added...

AuthenTec Cofounder Reveals The Prototype Of Apple’s Touch ID

F. Scott Moody, the cofounder of AuthenTec, the security company Apple acquired for $356 million last year in order to develop the Touch ID fingerprint scanner introduced in its latest flagship smartphone iPhone 5S, has shown off an early prototype fingerprint scanner during a presentation earlier this week on the origins of what is now Apple's Touch ID...

Ex-AuthenTec CEO Says Fingerprint Sensors Could Hit MacBooks

  The technology that was once considered just a "killer application" by the leader of AuthenTec is now one of the key features of the iPhone 5s: a fingerprint sensor built into the home button and branded as Touch ID. But AuthenTec's dream goes beyond the smartphone: will this technology make it to MacBooks? AuthenTec's...