Synaptics is mulling to launch a “tier one” phone by 2018. The company’s customer phone features a finger sensor technology at par with other mobile rivals. Synaptics Incorporated is the leading company that develops human interface solutions.

Mobile users can expect the Synaptic’s soon to be announced phone demonstration come January next year. The “tier one” smartphone is expected to have a Clear ID technology that is far more secure that biometrics.

Also, Synaptic’s Clear ID optical sensors offer its customers a faster and convenient way to optimize mobile security. Earlier this week, the company hinted that its Clear ID fingerprint technology would go on mass production with a selected “top five” phone manufacturer.

How does Synaptic’s Clear ID works?

The company said that its Clear ID fingerprint sensor technology is specifically design for smartphones with infinity displays. The Clear ID in-display technology works by activating the in-display when needed.

“Clear ID is faster than alternative biometrics such as 3D facial, highly-secure with SentryPoint™ technology, and very convenient with one-touch/one-step biometric authentication directly in the touchscreen display area of smartphones,” Synaptics said in a press statement released on Tuesday, December 12.

“The new Synaptics Clear ID optical fingerprint sensors deliver one-touch high-resolution scanning through the full cover glass and enable sleek, button-free, bezel-free infinity displays,” the company added.

By January 2018, Synaptics will present a live demonstration of the Clear ID in-display fingerprint technology during the CES gathering. The live demonstration offers the audience how will the aforesaid technology work on various “tier one” smartphones.

Top 5 smartphone brands

Meanwhile, Synaptics has yet to name the phones that will use the Clear ID technology. However, some smartphone brands belong to the top five OEMs are Apple, Huawei, Oppo, Samsung, and Vivo.

“Consumers prefer fingerprint authentication on the front of the phone, and with the industry quickly shifting to bezel-free OLED infinity displays, the natural placement of the fingerprint sensor is in the display itself,” Kevin Barber, SVP and GM of Synaptics’ mobile division told ZDNet.