OLED iPhone 8 To Feature Apple’s Own Fingerprint ID Solution

Rather than use one of the few readily available off-the-shelf fingerprint scanners that can be integrated into a smartphone display, Apple’s iPhone 8 will sport biometric fingerprint recognition via a custom-designed sensor, also embedded into the display. In addition, according to DigiTimes’ report Friday, the built-in fingerprint sensor inside iPhone 8 will replace Apple’s capacitive-based Touch ID fingerprint reader, as previously rumored. The handset is expected to enter mass production in September, claimed industry sources cited in the report.

The other two iPhone variants featuring an LCD display will enter into production from July.
Apple’s in-house developed fingerprint ID solution will be fabricated at TSMC’s 12-inch line using 65nm process technology, said the sources, adding that production for the new OLED iPhone is unlikely to start until September due to the redesigned fingerprint ID solution.
Apple’s new fingerprint ID solution will allow it to completely do away with the home button on the OLED iPhone 8. Additionally, the report claims that the iPhone 8 will come with a biometric authentication system that will make use of ultrasound for possible facial or iris recognition.

The OLED iPhone 8 is expected to feature a bezel-less design that will see Apple do away with the physical home button. While rumors have been rife about Apple integrating the fingerprint sensor into the display for the iPhone 8, no such technology exists from the top fingerprint sensor vendors in the market. Thus, it does make sense for the Cupertino company to come up with its own solution so as to get around the problem.

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