Apple’s iOS got the native fingerprint support way back in 2013. Google, on the other hand, added the same in 2015 with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. So it’s time for the rest of the Operating Systems to play catch-up with the industry pioneers. Not to forget, Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile is the third popular mobile-based OS available in the market.
The native fingerprint support will reportedly be introduced in Windows 10 Mobile starting this summer. Hence, it’s safe to assume that the next Microsoft flagship or the Lumia 950 successor might feature a fingerprint reader to secure the device.
To top it off, rumors also suggest that the Windows 10 Mobile will be able to support both native and peripheral fingerprint readers. This means, Microsoft could be working on Modular Lumias, Phone Arena noted.
The recently released LG G5 also uses modular design concepts. The modular design in general was made famous by Google’s Project Ara, which has not seen the light of the day yet.
On a related note, the first Windows 10-running handset to support fingerprint sensor is the “HP Elite x3.” This device got released toward the beginning of this year and HP marketed this phablet as enterprise-focused mobile device. The Elite x3 carries a huge 5.96-inch display, 1,440 x 2,560 pixels QHD screen resolution and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820.
However, it is worth mentioning that HP’s Elite x3 and Microsoft’s Lumia 950 series have iris scanners in place of fingerprint readers that allow biometric unlocking.