Since last year we have heard a lot about the under-the-screen fingerprint technology. We even know that Apple is trying hard to place the fingerprint right into the display. But today Qualcomm, the leading chipset maker has announced their latest in-screen fingerprint technology which will work on OLED display, metal or glass panels.
The in-screen fingerprint sensor technology is based on the ultrasonic sensor which will also help to detect the heart rate, blood flow. It will also improve the overall authentication experiences. The current fingerprint sensors can work through the 400µm thick layer. But the new Qualcomm sensors will be able to scan through 1200 µm thickness for OLED panels, 800 µm thickness for glass and 650 µm thickness for metal.
Smartphones, tablets with this technology will arrive in 1st quarter 2018. All Snapdragon chips will be compatible with this technology as well as some other platforms too. According to Qualcomm, manufacturers will receive sample products by this month. Currently, Qualcomm and Vivo are working together to introduce the first ever smartphone with this technology.