fingerprint sensors

Unlock Windows PCs with your Android fingerprint scanner

Unlock Windows PCs with your Android fingerprint scanner

PCs, both laptops and even desktops, are finally getting on the biometrics bandwagon. While most new laptops mostly use Windows 10’s Hello face recognition, there is a growing number that use fingerprint sensors as well. They’re still not as numerous as, say, the fingerprint scanners found on almost every smartphone (except newer iPhones). Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use your phone’s fingerprint sensor to unlock your PC? Well, you actually can, if you’re willing to play with some third-party apps on both Android and Windows PC sides.

Continue Reading

OnePlus 6T official teaser highlights fingerprint on display

OnePlus 6T official teaser highlights fingerprint on display

The OnePlus 6T won't differ substantially from the OnePlus 6 save for a few features, and one of the most important of those is Screen Unlock. That's OnePlus marketing name for what is technically called in-screen fingerprint sensors or fingerprint on display (FOD). OnePlus has made no secret that its upcoming phone, officially confirmed as the OnePlus 6T, will have that feature and the latest teaser video frames it as just the latest in a series of great inventions in human history.

Continue Reading

Galaxy P30 might be more complicated than initially thought

Galaxy P30 might be more complicated than initially thought

Just when you thought Samsung was cleaning up and consolidating its phone lines along S, A, and M brands, along comes a certain Galaxy P30 that throws that theory out the window. It would be exclusive to China, to be fair, but it was also supposed to feature something that the Galaxy S10 won't have until next year. But now it seems that there's a bit more to the Galaxy P30's story than that, making it actually more confusing where to place it in Samsung's grand scheme.

Continue Reading

Galaxy P30 could have Samsung’s first fingerprint on display

Galaxy P30 could have Samsung’s first fingerprint on display

Samsung may have not yet given up on in-display fingerprint sensors entirely. There is, after all, the rumor that the Galaxy S10 next year will have such a feature. It might not be Samsung’s first phones to have that, though. Coming from a few leak sources, Samsung could be preparing an appetizer for that, putting a not so special fingerprint on display (FOD) in a certain Galaxy P30 that has yet to reveal its existence, sometime before the Galaxy S10 presumably.

Continue Reading

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro fingerprint-on-display knows a new trick

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro fingerprint-on-display knows a new trick

It seems that the smartphone market should look to Chinese OEMs to push the in-display fingerprint sensor technology, a.k.a. fingerprint on display or FOD, forward. While Samsung and Apple may have given up on it or are taking their sweet time, the likes of Vivo and, now, Xiaomi, are not only putting it in their flagships but are also pushing the limits of the technology. Like the new Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro and its “pressure sensitive” FOD that promises the same functionality but with less power drain.

Continue Reading

Chrome is adding Touch ID and fingerprint sensor support for web apps

Chrome is adding Touch ID and fingerprint sensor support for web apps

Google is adding fingerprint authentication to Chrome, with the latest beta of the browser able to tap into biometric sensors like Touch ID on Apple's MacBook Pro. Chrome 70, which was released in the beta channel this week, will allow websites to use fingerprints to authenticate users looking to log-in and more.

Continue Reading

Galaxy S10 secrets may spill courtesy of Samsung

Galaxy S10 secrets may spill courtesy of Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs and big-name features might well appear before the smartphone itself in 2019. This includes the long-awaited and several-times-delayed (with good reason) in-display or under-display fingerprint sensor. Word is this week that Samsung will work with Qualcomm to deliver this "best" in-display fingerprint sensor. Rumor also has it that the S10 won't be the first Samsung phone with said tech.

Continue Reading

OnePlus 6T fingerprint on display confirmed

OnePlus 6T fingerprint on display confirmed

It was only last week that a leaked image of the OnePlus 6T's packaging revealed a major feature: fingerprint on display. Instead of sitting back and letting us speculate like most companies would after a leak like that, OnePlus instead has confirmed it. As it turns out, the OnePlus 6T will indeed use fingerprint on display, which is a relatively young technology that's pretty exciting from a functionality standpoint.

Continue Reading

Alleged OnePlus 6T retail box reveals a major new feature

Alleged OnePlus 6T retail box reveals a major new feature

We’ve never really run out of leaked photos of upcoming smartphones. We even have renders that nearly hit all the right marks. But a retail box without the phone? Well, that’s not something you see every day. But true to its slogan, OnePlus is not one to settle for anything less. So here’s alleged one box of the upcoming OnePlus 6T. Just the box. But even without the phone, it seems that the empty box can tell us something no other leak has so far.

Continue Reading

Apple Touch ID on iPhone screens not happening soon, says Kuo

Apple Touch ID on iPhone screens not happening soon, says Kuo

At first, it was supposedly the immaturity of the technology that forced both Samsung and Apple to shelve their plans for in-screen fingerprint sensor, alternatively known as Fingerprint on Display or FOD. But rather than keep Touch ID and relocate it somewhere else, Apple decided to jump ship and fully embrace Face ID with no turning back. Apparently, that technology has been good enough that Apple may have lost interest in bringing back Touch ID anytime soon.

Continue Reading

Galaxy S10 variants will all have fingerprint on display sensors

Galaxy S10 variants will all have fingerprint on display sensors

If you were worried that you’ll be missing out too much on the hi-tech fun if you opt for the cheaper Galaxy S10 model next year, you can now breathe a sigh of relief. While the three expected Galaxy S10 variants will still differ in areas like cameras and prices, they will at least be similar when it comes to biometrics. Contradicting previous reports, the Galaxy S10 trio is now said to all sport in-screen fingerprint scanners. They will differ, instead, on what kind of technology is being used.

Continue Reading

Samsung Galaxy S10’s surprise feature tiers to battle iPhone X Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10’s surprise feature tiers to battle iPhone X Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S10 won't be coming to your pocket in the same set of 2x forms of the past. Instead, according to the latest from insider tips and rumors, the Galaxy S10 will be released in a set of three. This new setup schedule was tipped to do battle directly with Apple's rumored plan for late-2018 phone market domination, complete with its own 3-phone release setup, not unlike what was done with the original iPhone X.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7