fingerprint sensors

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Galaxy S10 will have different fingerprint scanners

Galaxy S10 will have different fingerprint scanners

Next year will be the Galaxy S line’s nth anniversary and it seems that Samsung is going to throw everything into it. Whether it makes complete sense or not. At least the Korean OEM will give buyers their choice of crazy with not one, not even two, but three models to choose from. And the three won’t just differ in their number of cameras or price either. According to the latest media report, they will also differ in the type of fingerprint scanner experience you will get.

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Nokia 9 tipped to beat iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 to the punch

Nokia 9 tipped to beat iPhone X and Galaxy Note 9 to the punch

This week we're having a peek at the upcoming Nokia 9, a device that's most certainly going to be more exciting than the other Nokia number phones - right? We can only hope. To become more exciting than the other phones they've released over the past couple years, Nokia is rumored to be bringing on technology that the brings heat to Apple and Samsung's feet - the likes of which we've only yet seen in China.

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Galaxy S10: Iris scanner out, in-display fingerprint in

Galaxy S10: Iris scanner out, in-display fingerprint in

After foldable displays, it seems that the next Galaxy phone feature no one can seem to agree on is the in-display fingerprint scanner, a.k.a. fingerprint on display (FOD). It has been rumored, expected, and debunked launch after launch since last year and now it seems that the feature is again pushed back to 2019. That seems to be the implication of rumors that Samsung is ditching the iris scanner in the Galaxy S10 in favor of both 3D face recognition and FOD.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 tipped to feature fingerprint sensor under the display

Xiaomi Mi 8 tipped to feature fingerprint sensor under the display

With edge-to-edge displays quickly becoming the standard among flagship smartphones, meaning the loss of a "chin" for physical home buttons, the race is on to see who can include a reliable fingerprint sensor imbedded in the screen. Both Apple and Samsung have been rumored in the past to be working on this technology, but are said to have experienced difficulties slowing progress on the feature. If the latest development is accurate, it may be China's Xiaomi that's next with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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Vivo X20 Play UD in-display fingerprint scanner reliability tested

Vivo X20 Play UD in-display fingerprint scanner reliability tested

Despite year after year of delays, it seems that the in-display fingerprint scanner, alternatively called a fingerprint on display (FOD), is still a goal among smartphone makers. Some are just taking a different route. Vivo, for example, used Synaptics' optical fingerprint scanner on its X20 Play UD, the first commercial phone to sport that feature. But being under the phone's screen and, therefore, subject to the same wear and tear as the display might raise some doubts and concerns over its reliability. To answer those questions, YouTube Marques Brownlee, a.k.a. MKBHD, puts that FOD to the test.

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