Samsung patents under-screen fingerprint scanner just in time for Galaxy S9

November 28th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

Samsung filled in for a patent for the under-screen fingerprint scanner to the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) back in April. Today the company received confirmation that the patent got granted.

In its entirety, the patent suggests that a smartphone could have up to 12 pressure points on the whole screen for the fingerprint to allow secure apps, contacts, and messages.

According to the patent, Samsung is sandwiching the fingerprint sensor between the cover glass and touch sensor. The pressure sensor is positioned on the bottom, underneath the display panel. This…

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