Synaptics has created a new biometric sensor

Most biometric sensors installed in smartphones as squid printers are large in size and round shape. They take up a lot of space, but that will soon change, because Synaptics has developed a completely new sensor that is only 3.5 mm wide.

More and more new smartphone models are equipped with fingerprint readers that protect your device from unauthorized access. These sensors, however, are quite large, so mobile designers have to figure out how to integrate them into the casing so they do not interfere with the design.

Most often installed on the Home button or on the rear panel of the housing, but soon such a reader will be found on the edge of the housing, for example.

Specialists from Synaptics have developed a completely new biometric sensor, whose width is only 3.5 mm. It is so small that theoretically it can be integrated with volume buttons or sleep / wake up equipment.

The company also ensures that it has improved the security algorithms. Thanks to these changes, the device will be able to determine if the reader actually touches the user’s finger, or whether it is merely a fingerprint removed from a flat surface by means of which such systems can easily be deceived. This is possible with the Samsung Galaxy S5 sensor, which was manufactured by Synaptics and experts have proven that it can be bypassed.