The display-based fingerprint sensor trend is expected to pick up in the coming years. Huawei, a major smartphone manufacturer that really tries to differentiate its products from the competition, is expected to jump on this bandwagon possibly later this year. A new report claims that the Huawei Mate 20 might be the company’s first smartphone to feature a fingerprint sensor integrated into its display.
Vivo became the first Chinese smartphone manufacturer to release a smartphone with a display-based fingerprint sensor not too long ago. The Vivo X20 Plus UD touts a fingerprint sensor made by Synaptics that’s integrated into its display.
Huawei might go down the same route as the report suggests that the company is going to source Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint solution for the Huawei Mate 20, the handset that’s reported to be launching in the summer this year. If the report is accurate then the Huawei Mate 20 will be the first smartphone to ship with Qualcomm’s in-display fingerprint sensor.
Huawei might not be the only major company to jump on this bandwagon in 2018. It has been rumored for a couple of years now that Samsung will introduce a display-based fingerprint sensor and recent reports suggest that the company is going to do this with the Galaxy Note 9.