More mid-range phones could upgrade to under-display fingerprint scanners in 2020
The Honor V30, Redmi K30 and Huawei Nova 6 series are examples of phones with promise in their hype stages, but that may have been underwhelming for fans of displays with inbuilt fingerprint sensors (and also those that are not LCD). Most phones with this spec are AMOLED: these modules have historically supported them better as they result in thinner overall panels.
Goodix is a company that makes the ultra-thin optical sensors that feature in a variety of phones from brands including OnePlus. It has announced that it has a new version of these components that are intended for LCD panels. Furthermore, they are now ready for mass-production. Therefore, OEMs that intend to save on OLED displays can still offer non-side-mounted fingerprint sensors.
This statement was made as part of Goodix' New Year's address, given by its CEO David Zhang. This executive also noted that its technology was to be found in 101 different devices as of the end of 2019, compared to just 18 the year before. Phones with these ultra-thin optical fingerprint readers include the Meizu 16s, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and the OPPO Reno3 Pro.