One of the first smartphones to take advantage of T-Mobile’s 5G network is now hitting the market, and it features an in-display fingerprint sensor from Goodix.
The device in question is the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, which is one of only two smartphones that are currently compatible with T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network, the other being Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G. That device also features an in-display fingerprint sensor, though Goodix isn’t the supplier of the biometric tech in that case.
The integration further solidifies Goodix’s position as a major supplier of in-display fingerprint sensor technology to the mobile market, with other recent integrations into devices from Xiaomi and Honor smartphones; and the fact that it’s one of the first 5G-ready devices to hit the US market should further elevate Goodix’s profile.
In a statement announcing the integration, Goodix emphasized its solution’s “micro optics design”, which enables an ultra-thin form factor for its fingerprint sensor module. The company suggested that its in-display fingerprint sensor is the result of six years of dedicated R&D.
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau also offered enthusiastic commentary about Goodix’s technology, asserting that its sensor “offers the essential support for the slim design and enhanced features of the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren,” and adding, “I believe OnePlus’ collaboration with Goodix will together deliver a seamlessly fast and smooth experience to users worldwide.”
The integration may be big news for Goodix in particular, but the fact that both of the smartphones that are able to connect to T-Mobile’s super-fast new network feature in-display fingerprint sensors helps to cement this technology as an important trend in mobile biometrics.