Forbes reveals OEM using Synaptics' in-display sensor

Vivo-Clear-ID-Phone-Synaptics

Apple recently abandoned its fingerprint scanner in favour of Face ID, partly because the new iPhone X has no space for a home button. That illusive tech has finally become a reality, but neither Samsung or Apple will be first.

A few days ago, Synaptics announced that it's ready to mass-produce a fingerprint sensor that can be placed under the display of a smartphone, teasing that a top five smartphone maker is going to use the technology later this year.

After months of development, demos, and speculation, the world's first in-screen fingerprint sensor is finally coming to a smartphone you can buy. The information comes from Forbes contributor Patrick Moorhead who got to spend some time with a pre-production unit of the Vivo phone. The way this works can be customized by companies and likely within the user settings of a particular device. The company will be showcasing a live demo of the new in-display fingerprint sensor at CES 2018.

And all it will take to unlock a device is one quick touch of the sensor, from nearly any angle.

New York City bombing suspect identified as Akayed Ullah from Bangladesh
The bomb was an "improvised low-tech explosive device attached to his body", Police Commissioner James O'Neill said. The device was reported to have gone off prematurely, and the explosion was recorded on surveillance camera.

It's unclear when Vivo's phone will be released, but it might not make it to all markets. Synaptics, in fact, claims its Clear ID is twice as fast as Apple's Face ID. The integrated fingerprint scanner will operate in a fast and secure manner. The whole setup also uses the built-in accelerometer in the phone and other sensors to know when to activate the fingerprint reader and light up the appropriate part of the display.

It still isn't clear which Vivo device will feature the in-display sensor technology, or when it will launch, but the news offers a surprising conclusion to a year of behind-the-scenes activity as various biometrics specialists and smartphone makers have intensively pursued in-display fingerprint sensor technology. Their OLED capabilities are also being improved with flexible gamma control, HDR support and a patented sub-pixel rendering technology.

The first smartphone hasn't been named just yet, but the fingerprint sensor is Clear ID FS9500 for what it's worth. Because of this, the phone often has very little room for a fingerprint reader on the front and is either removed completely or relocated to another position like the rear or power button.

Related:

  • Google it: What Ireland searched for in 2017

    Google it: What Ireland searched for in 2017

    Matt Lauer is the former co-host of NBC's " Today " show, who was sacked last month amid allegations of sexual harassment. There are few metrics in the world that offer as much insight into our society as Google's annual " Year in Search ".
    Russell Simmons Faces New Rape Allegations

    Russell Simmons Faces New Rape Allegations

    When Russell went to her bosses for help with the issue, she said she was told it was common behavior for Simmons. The Times reports she told four friends about the alleged assault at the time , but did not report it to police.
    Golf to ignore the rule officials watching at home on TV

    Golf to ignore the rule officials watching at home on TV

    Starting in January, TV viewers can no longer contact tournaments to cite rules violations made by professional golfers. A fan had noticed that Thompson placed her ball incorrectly after marking it during a round and called in to report it.
  • Biggest meteor shower of year due tonight

    Biggest meteor shower of year due tonight

    And the Geminids are known as particularly bright meteors , especially when they flash across dark night skies. This year's Geminids will be extra special because the Phaethon will take its closest path to Earth since 1983.
    Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 update, fixes a bug in HomeKit

    Apple releases iOS 11.2.1 update, fixes a bug in HomeKit

    If anyone is keeping count, this is the eight update to hit users following the global rollout of iOS 11 a couple of months ago. Apple Watch users should keep in mind that once you install beta software, you can not downgrade back to the public release.
    Bale slams VAR after Club World Cup win

    Bale slams VAR after Club World Cup win

    Earlier, Al Jazira produced a scintillating performance to give Spanish giants Real Madrid a scare in the second semi-final. Real were struggling to break down the Al Jazira which prompted Zidane to introduce Bale for Benzema in the 81st minute.
  • New York Attack: White House Pushes For 'Stronger' Immigration Law

    New York Attack: White House Pushes For 'Stronger' Immigration Law

    These laws allow USA citizens or lawful permanent residents to sponsor close family members to join them in the country. The dispute could be a key flashpoint in White House-Congress negotiations as lawmakers struggle to resolve the issue.
    Google Assistant Heads to Tablets, Older Android Phones

    Google Assistant Heads to Tablets, Older Android Phones

    The Google Assistant will be rolled out to Android tablets, however, not all Android tablets will get the Assistant. Announced back alongside the first generation Pixel smartphones, Google Assistant was exclusive to Pixel devices.
    Giroud earns Arsenal a point in 1-1 draw at Southampton

    Giroud earns Arsenal a point in 1-1 draw at Southampton

    The answer is in the authority of the referee. "First, it has to be in the head of the players to respect the game and to play". For Southampton , Maya Yoshida and Jack Stephens are among the changes, while Charlie Austin starts another game up front.
  • Anderson Cooper's Trump Tweet Happened After Assistant's Phone Was Taken

    Anderson Cooper's Trump Tweet Happened After Assistant's Phone Was Taken

    The network also said "geolocation tools" proved the tweet was sent from NY when Cooper was in Washington DC at the time. Prior to Wednesday, no new tweets were posted by the account since Sunday. "We are looking into how this happened".
    NY Health Department: Influenza prevalent in the state

    NY Health Department: Influenza prevalent in the state

    Andrew Murry, information about the flu shared during the Fairfield County Fair and information sharing via social media. The first death of the 2017-2018 flu season was reported by Delaware Division of Public Health officials Wednesday.
    How to Watch Huddersfield Town vs. Chelsea

    How to Watch Huddersfield Town vs. Chelsea

    Danny Drinkwater missed the last game away to West Ham United with a virus, but he is be back to face Huddersfield. Chelsea is 11 points behind leader Manchester City , whose game in hand is against Swansea on Wednesday.

Comments

Latest news

Minnesota Gov Appoints Former Planned Parenthood VP to Franken's Seat
Paul MN-) As many had predicted, Governor Mark Dayton this morning announced the appointment of Lt. Rebecca Esehai, 74, of Lakeville, with her husband, said of the Senate appointment, "I'm sure Gov.

LG V30+ smartphone first impressions
The smartphone comes with a 6-inch 18:9 display with quad HD+ resolution of 2880x1440 pixels at a massive 538ppi pixel density. The connectivity features on board the LG smartphone are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC, GPS and USB Type-C.

Police hold 11-year-old MI girl at gunpoint
Numerous people in the crowd at the city commission meeting say they are saddened by what they saw on the video of the incident. As she came forward, the officer had her put her hands on her head, then turn around and walk backward toward him.

Retired Devin Hester, on if he deserves Hall of Fame nod: 'Absolutely'
I'll always remember the noise y'all made whenever I hit the open turf at Soldier (Field) - never heard anything quite like it. Nineteen of those TD returns came in eight seasons with the Bears , where he also played wide receiver.

Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteries
The agreement means the two companies will analyse prismatic battery use across the automotive world, looking to lower their price and raising their performance and safety.

Bon Jovi finally inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Likewise, former Moody Blues' members Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas could rejoin the pioneering English band after many years apart. To be eligible for this year's ballot, each nominee's first single or album had to be released in 1992 or earlier.

Google warming up to China again, announces new AI center
All three winning teams of the ImageNet Challenge in the past three years have been largely composed of Chinese researchers. According to Li, 43 percent of the content in the top 100 AI journals came from Chinese authors in 2015.

Instagram will now let users follow hashtags: Here's how it works
If you want to discover new hashtags, you can always check out what other people are following when you check their profiles. The company has now made it easier for users to see posts from around the world which are using the same hashtag.

Twitter makes it easier to rant by making tweetstorms an official feature
According to a Twitter spokesperson, the limit on the number of tweets you can add via the + button before you publish is 25. Twitter product manager Sasank Reddy said that the addition of threads are a nod to the creativity of the Twitter community.

NKorea unlikely to agree to talks on ditching nukes: Tillerson
This year, the North has conducted more than 20 ballistic missile launches and one nuclear test explosion, its most powerful yet. But Tillerson for now seems set on remaining secretary of state, and dismissed reports that he may be replaced as "laughable".

Pep Guardiola rules out c-word after setting PL record
He continued: "I am so happy because our job depends on if we win, so if we win we are so happy in our lives and in our jobs". A brace by David Silva and a goal each by Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne helped the away team secure the win.

Aurora hosting menorah lighting ceremony for Hanukkah
For centuries, Hanukkah remained less religiously and culturally significant than nearly any other of the Jewish holidays. Present-day menorah lightings are at the heart of Hanukkah celebrations across Southwest Florida and the world.

Iran President Due in Istanbul to Attend OIC Summit on Al-Quds
During his election campaign past year , Trump repeatedly promised to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is leading the Malaysian delegation to the extraordinary OIC summit in Istanbul .

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: 'Olivier Giroud is not a substitute'
I speak to all my players individually and it's hard to speak openly about those conversations. Is it something you can copy? "I don't know because it is not part of our culture".

Geminid meteor shower to peak in coming days
Every year in mid-December, the earth passes by debris left over from asteroid Phaethon which orbits the sun every 1.4 years. NASA advises all stargazers to seek out the Geminid meteors in the pre-dawn hours, when the peak is at its most intense.

Other news