LG Innotek has built up a unique fingerprint scanner that is put under a glass surface rather than in a physical button, announced Sunday.
The new sensor could lead cell phones that you can open by putting your finger on the telephone screen.
The LG-owned electronics parts manufacturer accomplished this by removing a 0.01-inch thick slot in the lower part of a cell phone’s cover glass and after that inserting a dainty fingerprint sensor into it. In other words, the sensor is still under the cover glass, yet the opening moves the sensor sufficiently close to the surface to read a fingerprint.
That way, the sensor is protected from water and scratches and can be installed anyplace under the telephone’s glass surface.
Button-based Fingerprint Scanner
According to LG, the recognition accuracy of its module is comparable to that of a button-based fingerprint scanner. The likelihood of the sensor accepting the wrong fingerprint is 0.002%.
There’s no word on when we’ll see the new sensor installed into genuine telephones, however, LG is already chatting with potential clients.