Qualcomm’s new advanced Fingerprint Sensors
Qualcomm just announced new advanced fingerprint sensors at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. The successor to the previous generation Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense technology, the new Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors will be using advanced ultrasonic sensors.
The list of features for these sensors includes scanning through OLED displays up to 1.2mm, 0.8mm of cover glass, 0.65mm of aluminum, underwater fingerprint match, and device wake-up.
They are also the first of their kind to commercially integrate ultrasonic-based solutions to detect heartbeat and blood flow for improved mobile device authentication.
Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors work both as integrated solutions for Qualcomm Snapdragon, and as standalone sensors for other platforms.
Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Glass and Metal are expected to be available for testing to manufacturers this month, with Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Display being available to them in the fourth quarter of this year.
We can expect to see these technologies in devices sometime around the first half of 2018.