In a report by Android Authority, Huawei has confirmed that they are working to bring both the in-display camera and all-screen fingerprint technology, side-by-side.
Earlier, one of our reports has already highlighted that Huawei has patented all-screen fingerprint technology. Notably, the patent has been filed in six international markets. These markets include China, Japan, Korea, Europe, the US, and India.
Moreover, this radical technology would allow users to touch any part of the display to unlock the phone. Developers can dig into this technology to adapt all-screen fingerprint technology for unlocking their apps as well.
Now, the Chinese OEM has shared some more information regarding this technology. Huawei told Android Authority in an email response, that they want all screen fingerprint to co-exist with in-display camera tech.
Will this mean future smartphone design getting complicated?
As far as all-screen fingerprint technology is concerned, it requires multiple sensors to be fed underneath the glass. This complicates the design process.
Besides, we are already going to see the first under-display camera phone from ZTE soon. The ZTE Axon 20 5G is slated to release on September 1, 2020.
This also hints that smartphone companies are more inclined to the development of in-display fingerprint tech. Meaning that more space is required under the display for this technology.
So, is Huawei going to take charge and implement both the technologies in its future phones? Well, the company has not given a confirmed statement. But they surely want to bring both the technologies on future smartphones.
Huawei working to cut down the cost of sensors to bring an all-screen fingerprint smartphone soon to markets
Though the latest technology has just been patented, Huawei has its hands deep in the cost-cutting department already.
Huawei states that they are already working on cutting down sensor cost to bring all-screen fingerprint smartphones to markets.
Another aspect that Huawei needs to tackle is to reduce the usage of battery while including all-screen fingerprint tech.
In response to this, Huawei said that they are using machine learning to provide power to the desired area of the display where the finger touches. This will in-turn keep the other parts of the display off, thus conserving battery.
Coming to the question when we will see this technology in action. Well, Huawei gave a rough timeline stating that the smartphone will come to the market in a generation or two.
So, this rules out the fact that Huawei Mate 40 series will bring this technology and we will have to wait for an extended period before this technology materializes.