FINGERPRINT Posts on XDA

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...

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,...

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...

Android P adds new Biometrics API that supports iris, face, and fingerprint scanning

Security is arguably the most important part of a mobile phone. If we can't trust that our data is kept secure on our smartphones, then we would have no reason to use our smartphones for any financial transactions. While enhanced security in Android is always welcome, Google also wants to make its security features more...

Exclusive: Upcoming Xiaomi Flagship will feature an In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

Besides the controversial display notch, another recent trend in smartphones is the introduction of in-display fingerprint sensors. The first smartphone with such a scanner was the Vivo X20 Plus UD with a Synaptics sensor. This was followed up by the Vivo X21 UD and more recently the Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS, both of which utilize...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S8 may feature Fingerprint Scanner on the Back

With the initially highly anticipated Galaxy Note 7 exploding in Samsung's face, a lot of attention is being focused on Samsung's next flagship: the Samsung Galaxy S8. Earlier this week, we learned about the existence of Synaptics' new optical-based fingerprint sensor which is stated to offer high-resolution fingerprint scanning through 1mm of full cover glass. The sensor...

How to Create Custom Fingerprint Actions with Tasker

If your smartphone or tablet has a fingerprint reader, chances are that its uses are limited. Apart from a few added benefits in the Google Pixel or Huawei smartphone line-up, most fingerprint readers on Android only serve to unlock your device. Fortunately, with the power of Tasker and a few plug-ins, we are able to...

Get Pixel Fingerprint Feature on Any Phone with Fingerprint Quick Action

Developer ztc1997 from the XDA forums has put together this really cool app that uses your fingerprint scanner to trigger custom actions.After installing the app, you'll toggle it on in your accessibility settings. Afterwards, you'll go back into the app and find all of your quick action options. Choose what action you want triggered when swiping or...

Tasker Pro: Unlock your Windows PC with your Fingerprint!

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

New Standards: Diving into the 6.0 Compatibility Definition Document

Marshmallow has seen the light of day on most Nexus devices already, but we've yet to see any third-party OEM update their phone to Marshmallow. How exactly will they incorporate Marshmallow's new features into their specific flavors of Android? It's hard to say for sure, but thanks to the Compatibility Definition Document (CDD), we can be...

Sunday Debate: Which Fingerprint Scanner Placement is Best?

Fingerprint scanners are here to stay, and while not everyone agrees that it should be such a prominent authorization method, the technology and its possibilities have expanded dramatically in these past few years. Now Android has native fingerprint scanner support in Android Marshmallow, and the new Nexus phones come with a nice sensor on the back...