Perhaps the technology of unlocking fingerprints on the screen is the holy grail of biometric authentication at the moment, allowing you to tap anywhere on the screen to unlock the phone, now, confirmed a company Huawei has patented this technology in six markets – China, Europe, the United States, Japan, Korea and India – and is awaiting approval.
Huawei has also identified some potential use cases for this technology, such as asking for fingerprint verification for individual app icons, for example the phone gallery, and this idea is not new, as we have seen that OEMs offer the app lock function before, but this means that you can In theory, opening and running the app in one go instead of clicking the icon and then clicking the fingerprint sensor on the screen or the traditional scanner.
Huawei also mentions the ability to quickly enter the SMS application to view and respond to texts without having to open the phone first, as this can make lock screen interactions simpler, just as just clicking on the widget or notification in the lock screen can Theoretically, the device unlocks instantly.
Huawei also says that users will have the freedom to activate the sensors in a selected area on the screen while deactivating the rest of the screen area, in order to reduce energy consumption, and it seems that you may be able to disable the sensors in the upper third of the screen if you It only tends to use the middle and bottom thirds for authentication, for example.
Biometrics company (Synaptics) admitted in 2018 that we would eventually see a fingerprint unlock on the entire screen allowing a case of Ongoing authentication. That is, the phone constantly checks to ensure your fingerprint while using it. There is no information on whether this is the path Huawei plans to take as well, but it would be a major security boost if it succeeds.
This will not be the first time that we see this technology promoted by Huawei as the phone (Vivo Apex 2019) contains fingerprints on the full screen as well. So you have to think that any patent registration of this technology by Huawei will face some problems. However, this appears to be the future of biometric authentication.