Qualcomm is using ultrasound tech for a better in-display fingerprint sensor

Qualcomm Unveils Snapdragon 855 Processor for 5G Phones

These new Snapdragon 855 chips will feature sub-6 GHz and mmWave support, 4th-generation on-device AI engine, true 4K HDR video capture, cinema-grade photography capabilities, and a 3D Sonic Sensor.

Qualcomm plans to unveil more details about the Snapdragon 855 at its Tech Summit conference, which is ongoing this week.

Qualcomm's newly-announced Snapdragon 855 chipset has just been unveiled at the company's own Snapdragon Summit. For a start there are battery and power management questions to be addressed: your 5G smartphone is no use if it only lasts an hour before you need to charge it, but neither will consumers settle for thicker, heavier devices that add extra-large batteries. 5G is also created to offer lower latency, lower power consumption, and more bandwidth/capacity.

He continued, "This time next year, we'll be talking about the wonderful services, devices, and experiences powered by 5G". Verizon, for example, has launched a home 5G service first before its brings its mobile 5G network live ine early 2019.

We're not totally sure why, we can only think there was a possible overheating issue due to the intensive work being done by streaming 4K over the 5G modem (remember this isn't a final device).




When fully implemented, it will offer capacity and download speed many times faster than today's 4G LTE network.

The Image Signal Processing part of the Snapdragon 855 also sees an update. With the 5G-ready Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, your next flagship smartphone will be capable of utilizing the high-speed 5G networks once operators are ready.

Qualcomm Inc. unveiled new chips that it said will run numerous first phones capable of connecting to new 5G services next year. To achieve that Qualcomm had introduced new Snapdragon Elite Gaming that brings a bunch of powerful features to enhance the gaming experience on most of the powerful flagship phones, which are slated to launch with the Snapdragon 855, next year. This under-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor should be very secure as it takes a 3D image of the finger and won't be affected by oily or wet fingers. That is actually one of the biggest issues with current under-display fingerprint sensors from Synaptics and a few other suppliers.

Another thing to note is that the Snapdragon 855 has been said to come with a new Qualcomm ultrasonic fingerprint sensor, termed as the Qualcomm 3D Sonic Sensor which will be able to read and detect fingerprints of the users through the glass screens of the smartphones. Let us know what you think.

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