A start-up developing next-generation fingerprint technology which can sit under a screen and could potentially be used in rumored upcoming smartphones from Apple and Samsung has raised $10 million.
The majority of fingerprint sensors on offer today offer lower resolution scans of a person's finger, according to Jason Chaikin, president of start-up Vkansee. Chaikin said that his start-up has created a sensor that can capture a higher resolution of a person's fingerprint, making it harder to fool.
In February, Chaikin demonstrated to CNBC how a mold of his fingerprint in Play-Doh could be used to unlock an iPhone via the fingerprint sensor.
Chaikin explained that current solutions a person's finger to be fairly close to the sensor, but because of the abiltiy to capture higher resolution images, Vkansee's module can be underneath glass.