Qualcomm Technologies today announced Qualcomm® Fingerprint Sensors at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 event. It is the next-generation ultrasonic fingerprint solutions that will bring new and enhanced features to the previous generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon Sense™ ID fingerprint technology.

The new Qualcomm® Fingerprint Sensors consists of sensors for Display, Glass and Metal, detection of directional gestures, and underwater fingerprint match and device wake-up feature as well. Qualcomm's latest technology is also the first commercially announced integrated ultrasonic-based mobile solution to detect heart beat and blood flow for improved mobile authentication experiences.

Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors under Display, Glass and Metal announced

Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors are designed to work both as an integrated solution with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platforms, and as standalone sensors that can be used with other non-Snapdragon Platforms.

Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Glass and Metal are designed and developed to be compatible with the recently announced chipset series - Snapdragon 660 and 630 Mobile Platforms. And the Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Display, Glass and Metal are designed to be compatible with the upcoming and future Snapdragon Mobile Platforms and non-Snapdragon platforms.

Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Glass and Metal are expected to be available to OEMs this month itself and are expected to be available in commercial devices in the first half of 2018. Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensor for Display is expected to be available for OEMs in the last quarter of 2017 for testing and R&D purpose.

Seshu Madhavapeddy, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said;
“We are excited to announce Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors because they can be designed to support sleeker, cutting-edge form factors, unique mobile authentication experiences, and enhanced security authentication. This provides OEMs and operators with the ability to offer truly distinct, differentiated devices with added value on truly groundbreaking new devices.”

Qualcomm Technologies is going to demonstrate the Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Display and Metal with Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd., using the modified versions of the VIVO XPlay 6 smartphone. There will be demo for Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Glass as well using a modified device designed for demo purposes only.