Samsung patents fingerprint scanner gestures
28 October 2016 12:07 GMT

South Korean tech firm Samsung has filed a patent in the country that relates to gestures recorded through fingerprint sensors.

The patent shows someone swiping up on the fingerprint scanner to launch the web browser, swiping to the left to launch a saved contact, and swiping to the right to bring up your messaging application.

Fingerprint gestures were highlighted by Google as being part of their new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. highlighted by Google as being part of their new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

A number of OEMS are planning to implement more functionality on fingerprint scanners.