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How fingerprint scanners work: Optical, capacitive, and ultrasonic explained

Fingerprint scanners are an increasingly common feature on the smartphone market. Here's how they work.
Robert TriggsMarch 24, 2021

The best phones with in-display fingerprint scanners (February 2021)

Rear-mounted fingerprint scanners are so last year. Instead, here are the best phones with in-display fingerprint scanners!
Ryan HainesFebruary 6, 2021

Qualcomm’s second-gen ultrasonic fingerprint reader is larger and faster

You won't be quite so frustrated when unlocking your phone.
Jon FingasJanuary 11, 2021

We asked, you told us: Here’s how often most of you unlock your phones

Many of you check your phones several dozen times every day.
Jon FingasNovember 30, 2020

Huawei thinks all-screen fingerprint unlock is the future

What if your entire phone screen is a giant fingerprint scanner? Huawei has a few ideas on how to use it.
Hadlee SimonsAugust 11, 2020

Several Samsung Galaxy owners swear by this dodgy fingerprint speed hack

Several Samsung Galaxy owners swear this hack improves in-display fingerprint scanner speed, but do so at your own risk.
Phillip PradoApril 16, 2020

Hackers able to unlock smartphones by lifting fingerprints off a drinking glass

While the process to do this seems straightforward, the details of the hack are a little murky.
C. Scott BrownOctober 31, 2019

Galaxy S10 fingerprint flaw spooks banks into taking countermeasures

Some banks are removing their apps from Galaxy S10 phones, while others are disabling fingerprint authentication.
Adamya SharmaOctober 22, 2019

In-display fingerprint sensor breakthrough coming to budget phones

Mass production of LCD displays with in-display fingerprint sensors will begin later this year.
Williams PelegrinJune 28, 2019

These features make OnePlus, Vivo, Xiaomi’s in-display fingerprint sensors stand out

OnePlus, Vivo, and Xiaomi are making their current in-display fingerprint sensors stand out in a couple of noteworthy ways.
Hadlee SimonsMarch 11, 2019
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