Chinese company Fortsense patents FP scanner under LCD

Yordan, 26 April 2019

The fingerprint scanner has moved under the display in the pursuit to make room for bigger screens, but with a big caveat - it can only be placed under OLED panels since only this type of display can allow for the light to pass and complete the scan.

Now, a Chinese company called Fortsense, has figured out a way to put the sensor under an LCD, and expect smartphone manufacturers to adopt the tech by the end of the year.

Photos of the Fortsense presentation Photos of the Fortsense presentation
Photos of the Fortsense presentation

According to leaked photos of a marketing presentation, Fortsense has figured out how to let light pass through the LCD in order for the optical FP scanner to read the actual finger - with a specific membrane, placed between the layers of the screen. That way the sensor can read a finger placed in 160 different ways.

Finding a way for the scanner under the LCD can make a difference in the low-end and middle-range smartphones, which still mostly rely on LCDs.



Reader comments

Yep, that's what I've been saying but completely forgot their names.

If I'm not mistaken, that's also the world's first 10,000 nits TV.

Hmm, maybe not just that. They only want to keep up with times, and their utilization of OLED is just for temporary thing while they develop their upcoming microLEDs instead.

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