A lot of smartphones now have fingerprint scanners inbuilt onto them, however, they are limited to being inbuilt into something like the home button, or placed in its own separate position.

LG has today unveiled a new technology that will make scanning fingerprints a lot easier.

It does this by embedding the fingerprint scanner into the smartphone display itself.

This would allow for cleaner devices, with room for more technology.

LG explained more:

LG Innotek (CEO Jongseok Park) today announced an under glass fingerprint sensor module. It means you just placed your finger on the cover glass of the phone and then it identifies your fingerprint.

This module gives the freedom of the smartphone design and even enhances the user-friendly function, for example, waterproof or protection from scratches.

Previous ‘button type’ modules required you to press a finger on a raised square or circular button for your fingerprint to be read exactly, so the sensor was usually mounted on the front, rear or side buttons of a smartphone.

LG Innotek cut a shallow furrow of 0.01inches (0.3mm) thick on the lower backside of the cover glass and installed the fingerprint sensor inside of it with using their supreme precision and combination technology.

You can read more about the new display at the source link below.

Source: LG

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