Tianfeng International analyst, our familiar Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s latest research report says that the Android camp is different from the iPhone by fingerprint on display technology, which allows you to unlock a phone by place your finger on the screen. This means that the 2019 iPhone will not use the on-display fingerprint scanners and continue to use the Face ID.

 All main Android brands currently treat FOD as the important function to differentiate themselves from iPhone (we expect 2H19 iPhone models will not support FOD). The reasons are as follows: (1) The user feedback on the iPhone is lower than expected. (2) The user feedback on the first FOD smartphone, Vivo’s X21 FOD version, is higher than expected, and (3) FOD is the best fingerprint recognition solution for the full-screen design which is necessary for a high-end smartphone.

Surely enough that the technology is still new to us, plus Apple usually take time to improve the technology and make it better, so the company will rather wait for some improvement than rush to announce it. Yet, Apple’s biggest competitor in the smartphone market, Samsung, will add fingerprint On Display technology for its upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship models.
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