Sonavation isn’t a house-hold name in the smartphone world, but they may soon gain popularity due to their fingerprint sensor work. They’ve recently hit a milestone in their research to bound an ultrasound fingerprint biometric sensor within Corning Gorilla Glass.
[blockquote author=”Sonavation”]This dramatic advancement in authentication technology will allow manufacturers to seamlessly integrate a 3D ultrasound biometric sensor into a smartphone or IoT device making it capable of capturing fingerprint data into the ridges and valleys.[/blockquote]
They add that the system will work despite moisture, dirt, or oil on your finger.
This technology can’t come soon enough in my opinion. We’ve been seeing OEM’s trying different ways to work the fingerprint scanner into their designs. Most recently, the One M9+ and OnePlus Two (if this leak is correct) have unfavorably borrowed the look from Samsung’s Galaxy home button.
It must be mentioned that this isn’t the first we’ve heard of 3D biometric fingerprint authentication. Qualcomm announced Sense ID back in March, which uses similar ultrasonic technology and can work through all kinds of materials (metal, plastic, glass). It is unsure which company is further along with it.
We can only hope that this technology will hit the market in a reasonable amount of time.