The development of what could be one of the hottest trends in mobile telephony in 2022 appears to be well advanced and concerns security. The company Trinamix introduced a face unlock sensor that can be hidden under the screen of an OLED phone.
The clear evolution of sensor technology for user identification, which started with fingerprint recognition and then with front-visible sensors, such as Apple’s Face ID, ** would make it much easier integrating facial recognition into devices without sacrificing screen size. **
A new trend in facial recogniti on is expected in 2020
According to Trinamix statements to the Android Authority, its facial unlocking system under the screen is distinguished by its use of data. In addition to capturing infrared light with a pattern of dots, the technology uses “beam profile analysis” to measure distance and material.
“(The sensor) offers the ‘same level’ of performance as conventional time-of-flight and structured lighting systems. The only significant requirement is a screen similar to those used for sub-screen selfie cameras.
Even the company responsible for the development of this technology claims it will be secure enough for mobile payments and it’ll even offer skin detection to make sure a real person unlocks the phone rather than a photo or mockup of the head.
At the date Trinamix says some phone makers are testing the system and they could put it on shipping products by the first half of 2022. The names of these have been reserved, however.
As promising as this technology may sound, we won’t have to wait until 2022 to see it in action. Trinamix stated that will perform a live demo February 23-25 at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, an event which, until now, should take place face to face.