Apple said to launch an iPhone with UD fingerprint reader for the Chinese market

Apple said to launch an iPhone with UD fingerprint reader for the Chinese market

After two generation iPhones with Face ID and without a fingerprint sensor, we thought the company is done with using your fingers for biometric authentication. But according to the latest report coming from supply chain sources in China, the Cupertino-based firm might be doing a U turn.

Previously Apple was exploring different under-display fingerprint reader implementations, but none of them met its requirements. Now however the company may have finally found a solution and is preparing to use it on an affordable iPhone with thin bezels, smaller notch and a fingerprint reader sitting under the OLED screen.

This way Apple will cut some expenses by replacing the pricier Face ID tech for a fingerprint reader. The notch will go down in size considerably as a result.

Chinese users tend to pick flagship models in the CNY 5,000 ($730) price range where Apple's iPhone XR isn't as competitive feature-wise. That's why the American company is expected to introduce a China-only iPhone and try to take a bigger market share.

Now we'd say that bit seems highly unlikely as Apple has never done a single market phone so far, but producing such a device isn't out of the question. Plus if the company was to produce such a device, we have no doubt that other markets will be very interested in it too.

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Apple said to launch an iPhone with UD fingerprint reader for the Chinese market