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Apple is not bringing on-screen fingerprint sensors anytime soon: Kuo

Android phones will be adopting the on-screen fingerprint sensor technology on a massive scale, says Kuo.

  • Published: September 5, 2018 9:44 AM IST
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There were plenty of rumors last year before the iPhone launch about how Apple might be integrating the Touch ID on-screen. But as it turned out the Cupertino based company had done away with Touch ID on their iPhone X model. And now that we are approaching the launch of the new iPhones for this year, the question still lingers on whether Apple will be integrating on-screen Touch ID, but supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says not this time as well.

Kuo has termed the use of fingerprint sensor on screen as Fingerprint On Display, or FOD and says Android phone have taken this technology to heart and it will be growing to 500 percent in the next year. But Apple will stay at an arm’s length from the technology still and have no plans to integrate Touch ID to their iPhone screens.

Though fingerprint sensors have a their own advantage over facial recognition, but it has been doing it job just fine with the Apple iPhone X. And with Android phones serving as the testing grounds of the FOD technology, the company might consider integrating Touch ID on screen next year.

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Right now FOD works only on a section of spot of the screen, and this might evolve to the whole screen next year and that is when Apple might consider taking up this technology on a full scale. Kuo is not making any predictions beyond next year and has said that Samsung will be adopting the FOD technology with the Galaxy S10 smartphones.

  • Published Date: September 5, 2018 9:44 AM IST