The concept of fingerprint scanners on smartphones is no longer news; whether it’s on the front or at the back of the device. But it looks like we are moving on to the next era now as a report from The Investor, CrucialTec, a manufacturer of fingerprint modules based in South Korea, will launch its on-screen fingerprint scanning solution that allows you to unlock your device by placing a finger on the screen sometime this year.
A CrucialTec spokesperson confirmed that the company’s on-screen fingerprint solution, which is called Display Fingerprint Solution or DFS, has already received positive responses from its clients, and that the first smartphones embedding the new solution will be available on the market in 2017.
The module could be embedded under the smartphone screen and is able to detecting touches as gentle as a single hair. It could possibly extract high-resolution fingerprints at 500 dots per inch. The firm said the technology also takes mobile security up to the next level by allowing users to rest multiple fingers on the screen, not just one, for authentication.
CrucialTec also mentioned that it’s also engaged on an upgraded resolution that may hit the market subsequent year. What makes subsequent year’s model higher is that you simply’ll have the opportunity to place your finger on any part of the screen to unlock the machine, and never simply on a particular space.
Although rumors from a few months ago claimed Samsung Galaxy S8 might be the first smartphone to feature an on-screen fingerprint scanner, the latest images of the phone reveal the South Korean company has chosen an entirely different solution. However, some flagship phones and wearable devices are expected to adopt the technology partially from this year, a CrucialTec official said.