It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Samsung is working on the successor of Note 8. If rumours are to be believed, the device will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.
While this has been subject to debate, latest patent filing from Samsung shows how an in-display fingerprint scanner will work. Earlier this year, Vivo showcased the first device will in-display fingerprint scanner which utilizes Synaptics’ Clear ID technology.
According to the patent, the module receives the touch input on the sensing region, determines the touch region that corresponds with the input, changes the color and brightness of the touch region, acquires the fingerprint data using the change in light or color, and finally performs user authentication.
We have no word on the technology used by Samsung but we don’t have to wait too long since the device is supposed to launch by August or September.