First phone with under-screen fingerprint scanner to arrive at CES 2018

December 12th, 2017   decode   news

Synaptics announced optical fingerprint sensor back at the end of 2016. An updated version was unveiled today that in theory reads the fingerprint when placed under the OLED. The company also shared that a “Tier 1” manufacturer will introduce the first phone with the tech at CES 2018.

Clear ID FS9500 fingerprint scanner

The Clear ID FS9500 sensor works only with OLED displays. When activated, it uses the panel to illuminate the fingerprint and then processes the beams of light. Synaptics claims the sensor can work under a sandwich of components up to 1.5 mm thick, including a screen…

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