In the span of merely few years, fingerprint scanner in phones have undergone some much needed, and some chiefly unnecessary evolvement. They have come a long way from being suitably placed at the bottom of the screen and below the display, to shifting to the back or the side of the phone. This year we saw some ground-breaking changed, as the fingerprint scanner dissolved inside the display, giving off a seamless, straight-edge feel.

Many tech connoisseurs have run ultimate tests over the in-screen fingerprint technology, and have been left unsatisfied. With the Huawei mate 20 Pro and the OnePlus 6T providing the best examples of this innovation, it looks like users may be encountering some hindrances. And while the technicality behind it is pretty seamless, with the fingerprints penetrating through the glass and the reader recording and scanning it, it still does not stand on par with the orthodox fingerprint scanner we all loved.

If we take the OnePlus 6T for instance, it is noticed that the experience isn’t as seamless and effortless as the conventional finger print scanner, and it leaves users pretty irritated one too many times. Precisely, it does not effortlessly unlock the phone at times. Moreover, it requires all your attention to be on it in order to hit the sensors at the right angle and spot. As any phone user would want their devices to be alert at all times, with the need of checking in every few seconds, this does come off as a major obstacle.

In-screen fingerprint scanners

In times like these, users are left at the mercy of what issue the scanner will show now. More often than not, the scanner refuses to recognise your fingerprint, or requires you to press on the screen harder than one would like. Other times, it gives off mixed signals, like it shows you that the running is in progress, but no output rolls out. Doing so at night is especially annoying, as it lights up the entire screen in your face. In spite of all of these obstructions, you are forced to enter your passcode to move forward, which isn’t always feasible nor convenient. Needless to say, it does not fulfil its promises of providing an immaculate experience.

 Keeping this in view, tech analysts are pondering over whether this technology will take a turn for the better, and if we will see better updates of the in-screen fingerprint scanner with new phones or not. In terms of speed and accuracy, the OnePlus 6T and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro variations are not exactly reliable, but this does not mean the end of the innovation. It is speculated that Samsung, along with a wide variety of top-notch features, will be introducing a whole new type of in-screen fingerprint scanner, which will counteract all of the aforementioned issues. Looks like a definite win for all!

The new variation of the in-screen fingerprint scanner will be based on an ultra-sonic technology, and will be implemented in the Galaxy S10 series dropping next year.