HUAWEI’S Mate 20 Pro has been honored as one of the best flagship phones of 2018 with many innovative features such as reverse charging to its credit. The phone has impressed everyone including mobile enthusiasts and critics with its impeccable design, triple rear camera and fast Kirin 980 processor. The giant 4200 mAh battery is another feather in its hat. However, there is a potential flaw with the phone.
In a bid to enhance design, HUAWEI has shifted its finger print scanner on the front by embedding it under the display. This security feature has long been awaited by users since the rear placement was never too convenient to use. The futuristic in display finger print scanner however comes with a threat of malfunction in case of serious screen damage.
In one of the recent online tests conducted by Youtube star Jerry Rigs Everything, the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro fingerprint scanner stops working on a cracked screen. HUAWEI has officially confirmed that there may be some issues with fingerprint scanner for damaged screens.
This vulnerability is alarming for many users as damaged mobile phone screens is a common phenomenon in fast moving human world. The issue can be very frustrating for users.
Ultrasonic scanners offer some hope in this context with Qualcomm claiming them to be at least six times more efficient in biometric in comparison to standard optical scanners.