LG Innotek moves fingerprint sensor from home button to bezel: The LG Innotek, the components subsidiary of the LG’s, now has announced a new fingerprint reader component that can be integrated into the bezel area of the smartphone display glass.
LG Innotek moves fingerprint sensor from home button to bezel
The latest round of the phone has all shipped with the fingerprint readers, but the design limitations are imposed by the sensor component left with most of the phones with the similar design. Other than the 2015 Nexus phones the Nextbit Robin and LG G5, the latest phones all used with a fingerprint sensor that is to be integrated into the front home button.
For this latest design, the LG has cuts a small groove into the underside of the display glass and then installs the fingerprint reader there. LG Innotek says that the result is a fingerprint reader and it is not exposed to the outside of the device by making it invisible. In fact, LG Innotek recommends that indicating the location of the reader on the bezel of the phone so that user can tell where it is.
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This is not for the first time that we have seen under the glass fingerprint readers that too both with the Synaptics and Qualcomm that was announced a similar component in 2015. Hopefully, the LG Innotek will be able to bring the concept into mainstream. A spokesperson of LG innotek told The Korean Times that, within a year they are in talks with some of the handset manufacturers to commercialize the new modules.