Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors

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

Security at your fingertips.

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

Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors with innovative liveness detection.

Jan 5, 2016


Strong security, courtesy of biometrics.

As mobile users become increasingly more sophisticated, it is essential that device security keeps pace. Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors fingerprint technology improves authentication through biometrics. By capturing the unique 3D characteristics of the user’s fingerprint, Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors technology offers a robust security method. This gives 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 enables smart device and phone manufacturers to explore and create sleeker, 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 other Qualcomm Security Solutions, Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors biometrics technologies benefit from being based on our Qualcomm® SecureMSM™ hardware-based foundation. Plus, integration with FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance biometrics protocols also enables 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 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 more difficult to duplicate than existing technologies, and is available on devices powered by select Qualcomm® Snapdragon mobile platforms and processors.