In the second half of 2017, full screen and facial recognition have become popular in the phone market. On one hand, many Chinese manufacturers have launched their 18:9 full screen smartphones. On the other hand, many manufacturers have applied facial recognition to their new phones or even their old launched phones.
On CES 2018, vivo has showed the first smartphone with under-display fingerprint reader in the world. Yesterday, a Chinese weibo user has expressed that Samsung has got under-display fingerprint scanner patent and it will first apply the under-display fingerprint technology to the Samsung Note 9 on weibo. Besides, Qualcomm has also released its ultrasonic fingerprint scanning for under-display fingerprint. However, Qualcomm’s this ultrasonic fingerprint scanning technology hasn’t appeared on the smartphone on sale in the market yet.
As the full screen become popular, under-display fingerprint reader has received much attention among the public. To pursue higher screen ratio, many manufacturers choose to put the fingerprint reader on the full screen smartphone’s back. But with the development of under-display fingerprint technology, this technology is expected to be common to see in the phones to be launched in the near future.