New Samsung Patent Application Describes In-Display Fingerprint Scanning System

Pablo Tucker
October 30, 2017

Here are the details regarding the basic working principles of Samsung's embedded fingerprint sensor on to the display. This application is for what is said to be for a pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint reader. However, it seems that the fingerprint sensor will make a comeback next year on a Samsung device. Bringing the camera a little down on the Galaxy S9's back panel will be a more ergonomic solution.

The Galaxy Tab A features an 8-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution display, with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and 8-megapixel rear camera - flash included.


Samsung is working on a new technology, which should enable the company to house a fingerprint scanner under the display.

The bad news is that a patent is no guarantee of a technology actually rolling out. Samsung was earlier tipped to utilise the technology on the Galaxy S8 but that never came to fruition. The company may switch to facial recognition in the future.


The tab is also optimised for game play with Game Launcher, the Galaxy Tab A provides an enhanced user interface and personalised gaming experience with more gaming tools, as well as a Call and Notification Prevention Mode so users can focus on their games without interruption. The device is inbuilt with Snapdragon 820 along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Other countries will get the device running Exynos 9810 processor. Neural engines are created to handle specific tasks, which helps reduce the load on the main processor. The next MWC will be held between February 26 and March 1. As far as battery life goes, it's not bad for an Android phone but it still won't last a full day of heavy usage. Samsung has also paired the S Pen with the Galaxy Tab S3, so that you can actually be pretty productive with this tablet. If Samsung has learned anything from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, it is not to rush things.


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