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Saturday, 2 September 2017

Apple never gives up: these are the sensors that will leave you with your mouth open

The iPhone 8 is going to have a lot of new features compared to the previous iPhone, although most of them are already available on competing devices. Yes, the 3D facial recognition feature is going to be much more sophisticated than anything found on an Android device, and much safer, but it's not a totally unique feature for the iPhone .

However, the iPhone 8 was supposed to offer users a feature that is not available on any device other than prototypes: a fingerprint sensor below the screen . This can not obviously be ready this year, according to most recent reports of the iPhone 8 circulating, but Apple has certainly developed the technology that powers it.

According to Apple Insider patent number 9747488 called Active sensor element for acoustic imaging systems , would allow a fingerprint imaging technology that would be below the screen .

 The system will use acoustics to detect and read the user's fingerprint, replacing the usual optical sensor located on the iPhone icon. Because it reads acoustic waves bouncing against an element pressing against the surface of the screen, such as a finger, the system would not require a dedicated button like the current Touch ID . Apple, therefore, would be able to expand the iPhone screen and remove the start button, without losing the capabilities of fingerprint detection.

However, it does not mean it's ready for mass consumption , it's not even clear if this is the kind of technology Apple plans to use for Touch ID in the future. In addition, this is not the first patent describing a potential technology to power a fingerprint sensor on the screen.

What is certain is that most of the reports agree that Apple has encountered a lot of problems with this topo of fingerprint readers below the screen. Competitors are not doing anything better , and Samsung is only expected to dig up mobile technology in about a year when the Galaxy Note 9 (or whatever it is called) is released.

What do you think about the development of this technology? Will we see it in 2018 or will it be discarded? We look forward to your comments as always .

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