Apple’s Face ID may have just “killed” de in-display fingerprint sensors

- Adrian Ungureanu

In 2017 in-display sensors were very much discussed by everybody. We hoped for Samsung and Apple to bring the new technology, but since is far for being perfected it did get on Galaxy S8, S8+, Galaxy Note 8 or iPhone X.

Apple went for the Face ID, which is basically a 3D facial recognition system, and it may prove to be a game changer.

According to the latest research from popular, KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, camera sensing 3D based technologies are ideal for unlocking and user authentication.

Since the launch of iPhone X with the TrueDepth camera and Face ID, queries regarding the facial 3D sensing technology have increased among other OEM’s.

Kuo further says that he believes that the new 3D facial unlocking technology will ship in more and will outperform the under the day fingerprint tech by 2 to 3% in the coming two to three years.

So even if there will be companies to go for the under display fingerprint sensor, it’s going to have tough competition from 3D facial unlocking alternatives.