LG Innotek announces bezel fingerprint sensor.
LG Innotek unveiles innovative fingerprint sensor module without buttons!
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.
With this you don’t need a home button to embed the fingerprint sensor on. This means that with this technology, phones can be made slim & sleek.
LG Innotek cut a shallow furrow on the front glass covering the display & placed the sensor there.
This actually protects the sensor from being in contact with water & dust which can damage its accuracy.
Glass bezel is reduced to just 0.3mm in thickness in the area directly above the sensor.This allows the sensor to get as close as possible to the finger without actually touching it.
The adherend side of the sensor and glass is only 0.0098inches (0.25mm) thick, but it en-dures impact of 4.6 oz (130grams) of the steel ball dropped from 7.9inch (20cm).
LG reports that even though the sensor was not in direct contact with finger, the FAR was just 0.002%.
LG Innotek expects that demand for fingerprint recognition technology will dramatically increase due to expansion of the mobile payment market.And has a plan to secure the new customer.
Changhwan Kim, Head of the company’s R&D Center said was quoted saying: “We are concentrating on all our resources to the development of the differentiated technology based on the creation of customer values.We will continue to provide convenient, safe, and pleasant user experiences by launching innovative product.”
There’s no word on when we’ll start to see this sort of fingerprint sensor in smartphones, but you can bet that the next major flagship from LG will use this sort of design.
LG G6 may be sporting the feature to start off. 😀
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