Fingerprint support on Windows 10 Mobile arrives this summer

Windows Hello will incorporate fingerprint scanner support for Windows 10 Mobile with the upcoming Anniversary Update.

Lumia 950 running Windows 10 Mobile in the Microsoft Store

Microsoft is working to incorporate fingerprint scanner support on Windows 10 Mobile and users will see the feature this summer. The mobile version of the operating system already includes biometric authentication using facial recognition with Windows Hello, but using fingerprint is a feature that isn’t available at this time.

However, this week, at WinHEC conference, the company unveiled its plans to add support for fingerprint scanners, which will be arriving with the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft says that some partners are already testing the new technology, but the company is now sharing exactly the number of phone that will support fingerprint scanners with Windows 10 Mobile. However, we know that the Elite x3 from HP will be one of the first handsets featuring this new biometric authentication added to Windows Hello.

The company has been introducing many more features and changes coming with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PC and Mobile, and we’re expecting the official roll out sometime in July.

Source Microsoft via MSPowerUser

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