Fingerprint sensors are now more or less standard features on contemporary smartphones, thanks to a revolution spearheaded by Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning system back in 2013. Some analysts go so far as to predict that by 2020, all smartphones shipped will come equipped with such technology. But the mobile biometrics revolution is not stopping or even slowing – it’s just entering into a new phase.
Biometrics specialists and OEMs are now seeking to move fingerprint sensors into the display itself – a technologically difficult proposition that has nevertheless produced recent signs of progress:
Meanwhile, other major brands are embracing multimodal biometrics for their mobile devices:
And there are signs that the pioneer of mobile fingerprint scanning may be ready to move beyond that modality entirely: