Technology Mobiles and Tabs 03 May 2016 LG’s next phon ...

LG’s next phone will hide fingerprint sensor beneath the display

Published May 3, 2016, 11:11 am IST
Updated May 3, 2016, 11:11 am IST
LG Display (Photo: AP)
 LG Display (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: LG Innotek, a subsidiary group of South Korean multinational electronics company LG Electronics Inc, has developed a new fingerprint sensor which it has slotted into a tiny 0.01-inch (0.03 milimeter) space cut into the underside of the smartphone cover glass.

This allows device designers to incorporate fingerprint readers without dedicated buttons, pads, or other exposed elements, the Verge reports.

The cover glass will allow smartphone manufacturers to develop lean products that don't require the sensor to stick out. The sensor embedded in the glass will also make it easier for manufacturers to design phones to be water- and dust-proof, the LG Electronics said in a statement.

LG Innotek develops and produces a wide range of advanced precision electronic systems, including missile, underwater weapon systems, radars, electronic warfare, avionics, tactical communication systems, fire control systems, naval combat systems, and electro-optics. It is one of the major suppliers of weapon systems for the Republic of Korea Armed Forces, as well as an international exporter of weapon systems.

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