Goodix (a bio-metrics company) has announced it’s first in-screen fingerprint reader for smartphones. As per Goodix it’s, “IN-DISPLAY FINGERPRINT SENSOR” as it calls it is supposed to be superior than traditional fingerprint solutions. This fingerprint will first be sported by Vivo’s X21 flagship smartphone, as VIVO collaborated on the project.
The sensor lies 1.6 mm below the surface of the display and captures reflected fingerprints via the OLED pixels. Goodix claims that it has less than 0.002% false acceptance rate as well as less than 2% false rejection rate, which is impressive to say the least and the sensor should be accurate enough.
The company explains that it’s fingerprint sensors feature an optimized optical stack design to elevate anti-interference against ambient lights and an enhanced algorithm to get to this level of accuracy in reading the fingerprints.
As per Goodix, their solution is fully compatible with both flexible and rigid OLED displays, so adoption should be fairly convenient.
The company claims that it is offering the best biometrics solution in the market, with an unparalleled unlock speed, signal penetration and water resistance. Developed over a span of 5 years fraught with technical and design difficulties, Goodix biomertics technology is said to boast more than 180 domestic and international patents.
Goodix is apparently readying shipment of over 350 million fingerprint pieces. These days bezel-less smartphones are becoming a norm, and OLEDs too are seeing widespread adoption in flaghips, so it’s very likely that this in-display fingerprint sensors will also catch on. The Huawei P20 and VIVO X21 are the first flagships to sport this tech, and they sure won’t be the last. With the competition being somewhat behind in the biometrics scene, Goodix might just get more than it’s fair share of clients.