Apple will develop the world’s largest fingerprint scanner for iPhone 12
Apple announced that next week her representative will meet with the Taiwanese manufacturer of the GIS. They will discuss the development of iPhone with a fingerprint scanner below the display, which will be released next year, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Reports stated that Apple plans to use the technology of ultrasonic fingerprint sensor Qualcomm, at least in one model iPhone that will be released in 2020. GIS will cooperate with Qualcomm for the supply of necessary components. This is consistent with the recent reports, Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, as well as analysts Barclays, Bloomberg and others that expect Apple to release an iPhone with Face ID and authenticated by fingerprint in 2020 or 2021.
Qualcomm already supplies the ultrasonic fingerprint sensors for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Galaxy Note10 S10, but the iPhone can use a more advanced version of the technology. At a closed briefing on the sidelines of the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona Director of Qualcomm Gordon Thomas reported that the company plans to create more fingerprint sensors under the display than those used in the latest Samsung smartphones. Rumors about iPhones with fingerprint scanner below the display suggests that this will be a full screen solution.
Overall, this is another proof that Apple is planning to release at least one new iPhone model with Face ID and full-screen Touch ID within the next year or two. Given that the technology only works with OLED displays, the sensor is likely to be limited to the iPhone more high-class.