Video shows in-display fingerprint reader on Xiaomi Mi 8?

A video discovered on weibo by tipster Slashleaks, is said to show an in-display fingerprint scanner in use on the Xiaomi Mi 8. That’s right, Xiaomi is jumping straight from the Mi 6 to the Mi 8 according to the latest reports. The device is said to include a facial recognition feature similar to the Apple iPhone X’s Face ID, and should be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. The Mi 8 is expected to carry 8GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, support for wireless charging and a 4000mAh battery. MIUI 9 will also makes its debut on the handset, according to the rumors.

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Report: Apple is developing ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner

According to a new report out of Korea published today, Apple is said to be working on an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner. Currently, optical technology is used by Chinese smartphone manufacturers for such a feature. This uses reflected light to read the shape of a fingerprint and match it to the user’s fingerprint. The ultrasonic version, which is being developed by Apple, Samsung and Qualcomm, catches small details of the skin. While yields are lower and the parts more expensive, ultrasonic biometric readers are said to be much more accurate than the optical variety. There also is a …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint sensor hinted at in new patent

A new patent filing by Samsung hints at the inclusion of an in-display fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy Note 9. It was rumored last year that the Galaxy Note 8 would include the tech, while this year’s Galaxy S9 series was also reportedly set to feature the new sensors. Despite this information being untrue, new rumors now point towards the Galaxy Note 9 being the device to debut the tech and, if Samsung’s patent is anything to go by, it may actually be true this time around.

As can be seen in the sketches provided, Samsung plans to include the new in-display sensor towards the bottom …

Report: Samsung Galaxy S10 will feature in-display fingerprint scanner and perhaps 3D sensing

Earlier today, we passed along the interesting news that Samsung plans on unveiling its 2019 flagship phone in January. The manufacturer wants to leave some room for consumers to digest the Samsung Galaxy S10 and have room left over for dessert. And by dessert, we mean the the foldable Samsung Galaxy X (or whatever moniker the company chooses). Now, a report out of South Korea gives us some ideas about what features could be found on the Galaxy S10 and, we assume, the Galaxy S10+.

The report points out that Samsung has failed for two years with its attempts to include an in-display fingerprint …

Moto Z3 Play with side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual-camera setup revealed

New case renders appear to confirm the design of Motorola’s upcoming Moto Z3 Play. The Lenovo-owned brand is expected to reveal a wide range of devices this year, with its first product launch taking place in Brazil tomorrow. Nevertheless, within the next few months, the company is also expected to launch its next flagship, the Moto Z3, alongside the budget Z3 Play alternative. The latter of which has been shown off in a number of new case renders.

As has previously been expected, Motorola’s device adopts the new 18:9 display trend by minimizing the top and bottom bezels. Up top, a selfie …

Apple accused of stealing fingerprint technology, to be sued by a "patent troll"

Patent infringements are nothing unusual these days. Companies sue one another left and right claiming to be the original creators of a certain technology. On top of this, Apple often happens to be sued by so-called patent troll companies, and it seems like the Cupertino company is the suspect once again. Korean company Firstface claims to own the patent of a fingerprint scanner, built in the home button of the smartphone, a.k.a. Apple’s Touch ID.
Accusations of the supposed technology plagiarism came directly from Firstface co-CEO Jung Jae-lark. He said …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might feature an in-display fingerprint scanner after all

Last we heard, Samsung was supposed to skip implementing an in-display fingerprint sensor into its upcoming Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, partially because of issues related to screen protectors. However, a brand new report from South Korea now has it that the next generation Galaxy Note might come with an in-display fingerprint scanner after all.
According to Korea Herald and an anonymous industry source, Samsung Display (a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics) currently has three or four solutions to embed a fingerprint sensor into the Super AMOLED screen of the Galaxy …

Nokia 9 (2018) to feature in-display fingerprint scanner?

Christmas 2017 hadn’t even taken place when we showed you a leaked render of the Nokia 9 (2018). Fast forward to earlier this month, and we passed along some further details about the phone that will most likely be Nokia’s best for this year. We expect a 5.7-inch near bezel-less display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. We also mentioned that the device, which will be built by HMD Global under license from Nokia, will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.

The Nokia 9 (2018) will also reportedly feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. That is something that we alerted you to earlier …

Patent sketch shows how the under-display fingerprint scanner of the Note 9 might look

We have been hearing time and again that under-the-glass fingerprint scanners are coming to our beloved smartphones very soon. Well, to be exact, the first handset to have this already exists, but it’s stuck to being exclusive to China — it’s the Vivo X20 Plus UD. We are still waiting for the first mainstream devices to bring the tech about in 2018.

Last year, hopeful leaksters said that we might see under-the-glass fingerprint sensors on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, but further reports said that Samsung is still not ready to put the tech on the production line. …

Huawei P20 render surfaces with triple camera setup on back, fingerprint scanner in front

Yesterday, we showed you renders of the Huawei P20 Plus, which displayed the triple camera setup in back along with a front-facing notch. Today, renders of the Huawei P20 have surfaced including a 360 degree video that allows you to see the render from all angles. Once again, we can see the three cameras that adorn the back of the unit. Unlike the P20 Plus, a front-facing fingerprint scanner can be seen. And yes, it appears that a notch will be present on this model, too.

The Huawei P20 will carry a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280. That would give the screen an …