FINGERPRINT SCANNER Posts on XDA

Redmi showcases IR-based in-display fingerprint scanner for LCDs, ready for mass production

Smartphones, in general, may appear to be plateauing, but that is an over-generalization that takes away from the exciting development that does happen. For instance, in the past few years, we have seen capacitive fingerprint scanners slowly be replaced by in-display fingerprint scanners, mostly of the optical kind but some ultrasonic too. These in-display sensors...

Goodix says mass production of LCD optical under-display fingerprint scanners will happen in 2020

Fingerprint scanners have really taken off in the past few years. What was once limited to only a few select smartphones, is now available on practically every smartphone. The technology behind the sensor has also improved and changed, with the newest trend being the inclusion of under-display fingerprint sensors. These under-display/in-display fingerprint sensors were found...

LCDs with in-display fingerprint scanners will bring the tech to budget phones

Smartphones are always progressing. Years ago, it was crazy to think that a budget smartphone could have a fingerprint scanner. Since then, the proliferation of the fingerprint scanner has made it so that it is ubiquitous even in the sub-$200 market. The next evolution of it is the in-display fingerprint scanner, which removes the need...

First OnePlus 6T custom ROMs with a working in-display fingerprint scanner are on the way

OnePlus smartphones are revered in XDA's community for their customizability and openness in software, but that doesn't mean that everything just works when it comes to custom ROMs. Developers still have a lot of work to do, and one feature that has proved difficult in particular with the OnePlus 6T has been the in-display fingerprint...

OPPO has developed a 10x hybrid optical zoom camera and better optical in-display fingerprint scanners

Smartphone cameras these days have surpassed some impressive milestones considering how small the sensors are. Thanks to post-processing and AI, we are able to get amazing shots with our mobile devices with a quick snap in auto mode. However, one area where these sensors have lacked is in the zoom department. Again, because of the...

OnePlus 6T uses optical rather than ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner

The OnePlus 6T will be officially announced later this month. One of the features we are most looking forward to trying is the in-display fingerprint scanner. OnePlus has opted to remove the rear scanner for this budding new technology. There are currently a couple of ways to implement in-display fingerprint scanners. OnePlus has just confirmed...

Remotely Unlock Your Windows PC via Fingerprint Scanner on Android [XDA Spotlight]

Over 2 years ago, I created a script using Tasker, a Tasker plugin called AutoTools, and an app called Unified Remote, to remotely unlock your Windows PC using the fingerprint scanner on your Android device. The script used AutoTools to authenticate your fingerprint and Unified Remote to perform remote inputs such as a tap, swipe,...

Xiaomi Mi A2 users report massive battery drain, maybe due to fingerprint sensor bug

Google's Android One program has evolved over the years. Some could easily suggest its initial incarnation is more reminiscent of what Android Go is today. Android One has evolved into a brand that would provide a consistent user experience while also giving the OEM some freedom to make their devices unique. Things haven't gone so...

OnePlus explains the story of Screen Unlock on the OnePlus 6T

OnePlus has a philosophy of not spending too much money on marketing their products. There are some markets where it's difficult to compete unless you spend a bit of money, but they get a much better ROI from the enthusiast community by tossing out a few tidbits here and there. This is normally done as...

OnePlus 6T leaked render reveals familiar design and no rear fingerprint scanner

The OnePlus 6T has been a popular device these last few weeks. We've already heard a lot about OnePlus' mid-cycle device. It's poised to be OnePlus' first launch on a US carrier, has an in-display fingerprint scanner, and no headphone jack. Today, we're getting our first look at the OnePlus 6T, at least a little...

How Apple’s New Lineup and iPhone XR will Influence Android Trends, for Better and Worse

Apple’s annual events are a time and cause of reflection for Android purists. It's a single day, once a year—unless you count Apple's tablet events—which Android has continuously failed to compete against. It's a day when Apple arguably has the most to lose but also has the most excess to throw around, showing the world...

OnePlus confirms the OnePlus 6T will have in-display fingerprint scanner

The OnePlus 6 is a very popular device right now, but OnePlus isn't done releasing phones this year. Their "T" series comes out towards the end of the year as a slightly improved version of the main series. We've already heard a little bit about the OnePlus 6T and it may be a considerable upgrade...