OnePlus’ Next Flagship Phone Will Feature In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Author: HF SECURITY Time: 2017-12-28
OnePlus’s next flagship smartphone will launch early next year and feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, according to a new report from GizmoChina.
The smartphone maker has recently shown an interest in changing things up with respect to its biometric technology. Last month, it launched a new version of its OnePlus 5 device that complemented its rear-mounted fingerprint sensor with built-in facial recognition – likely in response to the big splash Apple made with the Face ID face scanning system of its iPhone X – and with the latest reports that Vivo is likely to be the first smartphone maker to launch a device with an in-display fingerprint sensor near the start of 2018, OnePlus is likely eager to seek a competitive position on this front, too.
It also has relationships with two of the suppliers that have pioneered in-display fingerprint sensor technology. Qualcomm, which is reportedly providing the OnePlus 6’s processor, said earlier this year that it would have in-display sensor technology ready for OEMs in Q4; and Fingerprint Cards, which has provided OnePlus with fingerprint sensor technology, recently announced it had developed its own in-display technology, as well. Of course, it’s not yet a certainty that the OnePlus 6 will have an in-display sensor at all, so speculation about who is providing it can probably be put on hold for now.