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Synaptics comes to the Rescue of Android OEM's with a Touch ID-Like Solution under a Smartphone's Display Surface

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It's been rumored for some time now that Apple is going to eliminate the Classic Home Button for future iDevices and that would mean that Touch ID would have to be moved to beneath the display of their iPhones and iPads. Apple was granted a first patent for such an eventuality back in May. To ensure that Apple doesn't get the leap on any Android flagship smartphone, Synaptics has come to their rescue with their new Natural ID biometric authentication solutions that leverage high-performance, highly secure optical-based fingerprint sensors for smartphones and tablets. The new Synaptics FS9100 optical fingerprint sensor family is capable of high-resolution scanning through 1mm of full cover glass and enables clean, button-free industrial designs.


Synaptics Natural ID FS9100 optical fingerprint sensors are designed for placement under the cover glass, including 2.5D glass, located in the front, bottom bezel of devices. Under cover glass biometrics eliminates button cut-outs and glass thinning processes required by capacitive under-glass sensors, leading to glass yield improvements. The highly reliable FS9100 optical solution excels with wet-finger performance and being protected by glass, is durable, scratchproof, waterproof, and eliminates ESD concerns.


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