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Future smartphones and tablets may feature additional biometric and health-related features thanks to a new display technology introduced by Samsung.
At this year’s SID Display Week in Los Angeles, the tech giant unveiled what it calls the Sensor OLED Display, which can read your fingerprints regardless of where on the screen you contact it.
Although the majority of modern smartphones feature fingerprint scanners built into the screen, these sensors are typically placed underneath the panel as a separate module that only functions in a limited area. Samsung claimed to have integrated the fingerprint sensor into the panel itself with Sensor OLED.
The display technology can monitor your heart rate and blood pressure because it can read fingerprints anywhere on the screen. According to the manufacturer, it can even provide data that are more accurate than those provided by wearable technology.
You would need to lay two fingers on the screen in order to take your blood pressure. OLED light appears to be reflected differently based on the contraction and relaxation of your blood vessels. The sensor transforms the data into health measures and sends it back to the panel.
In their press statement, Samsung stated: “It is important to measure the blood pressure of both arms to precisely estimate a person’s blood pressure. Compared to other wearable gadgets, the Sensor OLED display can simultaneously feel the fingers on both hands and provide more precise health information.
The exhibit at SID Display already demonstrates the new technology’s ability to read blood pressure and pulse rate, but the company has not yet stated if it plans to utilize it on products it releases in the future.
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Samsung has also demonstrated the Rollable Flex screen, which when unrolled can extend more than five times in length in addition to Sensor OLED.
In the meantime, its Flex In & Out phone idea depicts a gadget that can be folded vertically inward or outward and looks similar to the Galaxy Fold. Because there is no longer a requirement for an external display, foldable phones might get slimmer as a result.