After Vivo’s X20 Plus UD showcase at MWC 2018, Huawei is also planning to enter the squad of In-Display fingerprint sensor smartphones. According to unknown sources, the in-display sensor will arrive in the Mate 11, which could alternatively be called the Mate 20, depending on a change in Huawei’s branding strategy.

Huawei Mate 11

This new technology will be sourced from Qualcomm that was showcased at Shanghai MWC. The sensor can scan through 1200 µm of an OLED display or 800 µm of cover glass, and that it can operate underwater. According to the Huawei Mate 11 report, Qualcomm’s module is only 0.44mm thick.

Despite these advantages, the solution hasn’t yet found it way into a commercial device, with the Huawei Mate 11 presumably to be its first deployment. Though Vivo has bagged the first smartphone to sport In-display finegerprint sensor it uses Synaptics’ Clear ID optical fingerprint sensor, which sits directly underneath the OLED display of Vivo’s X20 Plus UD.

What’s special about Mate 11 is that it will be using Qualcomm’s technology that has more advantage when compared to Synaptics.

Samsung is also in the race to introduce Under display fingerprint sensor in upcoming Galaxy Note 9. What do you think about this new technology? Is it futuristic or just a gimmick?

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