We have seen many news and rumours about companies working on in-display fingerprint scanner for smartphones. But till now that hasn’t been a reality.

Now we have something exciting in that direction. Scanners and readers manufacturer Synaptics has come up with a solution to this. In fact the company has a final product with model number ‘Clear ID FS9500‘. It is actually the world’s first in-display fingerprint scanner that anyone has ever developed. The scanner is designed for devices with nearly bezel-less display on the front. To use this, one needs to touch on a very specified place on the smartphone glass and that will let you instantly unlock your smartphone.

Many of you would be asking when will be see devices with this technology. But Synaptics has an answer for you and that answer says that the ‘Clear ID FS9500’ is already under mass production and will soon be used by top 5 smartphone manufacturers across the globe.

First devices to use:

The company has clearly confirmed that the new fingerprint scanner will be used by top 5 smartphone OEMs across the globe. They didn’t announced any name or specific partners in that direction. But what we could extract from the official press release that this new fingerprint scanner will be used hy Samsung in it’s upcoming Galaxy S series of devices which will be the Samsung Galaxy S9 series.

The press release with a hint of Samsung Galaxy S9 series using this scanner says, ” Consumers prefer fingerprint authentication on the front of the phone, and with the industry quickly shifting to bezel-free OLED infinity displays, the natural placement of the fingerprint sensor is in the display itself. ”

Press release:

Synaptics Brings World’s First In-Display Fingerprint Sensors for Smartphones to Mass Production with a Top Five OEM

Clear ID Optical Sensors are Faster, More Convenient and Secure than Alternative Biometrics SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 12, 2017 – Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced mass production with a top five OEM of its new Clear ID™ FS9500 family of optical in-display fingerprint sensors. Designed for smartphones with infinity displays, Synaptics’ Clear ID in-display fingerprint sensors magically activate in the display only when needed. Clear ID is faster than alternative biometrics such as 3D facial, highly-secure with SentryPoint™ technology, and very convenient with one-touch/one-step biometric authentication directly in the touchscreen display area of smartphones.

The new Synaptics Clear ID optical fingerprint sensors deliver one-touch high-resolution scanning through full cover glass and enable sleek, button-free, bezel-free infinity displays. Synaptics’ highperformance Clear ID FS9500 optical solution excels with wet, dry and cold fingers, and since it’s protected by glass, is durable, scratchproof and waterproof. In-display fingerprint technology allows users to securely unlock the device in situations including while it’s sitting on the table, at any angle, or while in a car mount. Synaptics’ Clear ID performance is twice as fast as 3D facial recognition and requires only one touch to access your smartphone.

Serious Security:

Synaptics optical fingerprint sensors are available with SentryPoint™ technology, offering OEMs a widerange of unique and highly secure authentication features including: Quantum Matcher™ for adaptive fingerprint template matching and authentication; PurePrint™ anti-spoof technology to examine fingerprint images using unique artificial intelligence technology to distinguish between spoofs and actual fingers; and SecureLink™ which combines support for TLS protocol with ECC authentication and AES encryption.

Consumers prefer fingerprint authentication on the front of the phone, and with the industry quickly shifting to bezel-free OLED infinity displays, the natural placement of the fingerprint sensor is in the display itself,” said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Division, Synaptics. “Synaptics’ Clear ID fingerprint sensors are faster, more convenient, and more secure than alternative biometrics, and this optical technology represents a major innovation shift and opportunity for the smartphone market.”