Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors

Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors, Qualcomm Processor Security, and Qualcomm Snapdragon are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Security at your fingertips.

Qualcomm® Fingerprint Sensors ultrasonic technologies are designed to make more accurate and reliable authentication possible for the world’s smartphones and mobile devices. Offering high levels of security and enhanced authentication experiences, these biometric fingerprint scanner technologies, including the Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors biometrics platform, are helping lead the way toward a better digital life—one without passwords and PIN codes.

Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors

Jul 5, 2017


Strong security, courtesy of biometrics.

The next generation of Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors doubles the image quality when compared with the previous generation of sensors and provides:

  • 6x more accurate biometric performance,
  • Lower power consumption with integrated Phone Wake Up feature, and
  • Unprecedented wet and contaminated finger performance

Along with an improved user experience and enhanced liveness detection when compared against the previous generation of our ID products.

As mobile users become increasingly more sophisticated, it is essential that device security keeps pace. Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors fingerprint technology is engineered to improve authentication through biometrics. By capturing the unique 3D characteristics of the user’s fingerprint, Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors technology is designed to support a robust security method in order to give the mobile device and smartphone users a consistent experience. And by removing password authentication, the user no longer needs to memorize yet another code.

So much more than a password.

The best password is the one we’re born with. Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors use innovative ultrasonic fingerprint scanner technology to create a detailed map of the minute details of the fingerprint and detect liveness—engineered to make both our solution and a user’s authentication difficult to imitate. Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors fingerprint technology is based on the same superior, proven ultrasonic technology developed for the U.S. government and its Appendix F-level applications.

Go ahead. Get your hands dirty.

With the ability to power through moisture or other common contaminants, Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors fingerprint technology is designed to give users a consistent, reliable authentication experience even when sunscreen, lotion, and moisture would otherwise get in the way.

Design outside the box.

With the ability to scan through glass and certain metals, Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors authentication technology helps to allow smart device and phone manufacturers to explore and create sleek, differentiated devices — meaning more exciting possibilities for products both today and tomorrow.

Scan through… Platen
OLED Display 1200 µm
Aluminum 650 µm
Glass 800 µm

Home is where the hardware is.

Like our other Security Solutions, Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors biometrics technologies benefit from being based on our Qualcomm® Processor Security hardware-based foundation. Plus, integration with FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance biometrics protocols also helps to allow device manufacturers to keep fingerprint data on the device, not in the cloud, and to connect more securely to FIDO-enabled websites, online accounts and devices.

Next-generation authentication is here.

With Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors fingerprint technology, mobile device users can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that only their fingerprint can lock or access their device. Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors fingerprint technology is difficult to duplicate, and is available on devices powered by select Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platforms and processors.