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An early look at the ultrasonic fingerprint reader likely headed to Galaxy S10We play with a Qualcomm demo of an in-screen sensor that uses sound waves to verify your identity.
Hey, we're at Qualcomm tech headquarters in San Diego. We're about to show us a new ultra sonic fingerprint reader that fits underneath the display of a smartphone. We're gonna start seeing this in products starting next year. [MUSIC] Alright this is the development phone that's connected to basically what is a dummy phone with a fingerprint reader. In the display. I'm going to put my finger here. It should unlock the phone. There you go. Because this is using a jury rigged set up with two different devices, it's actually not as fast as what it will look like in real life. Once it's integrated into the phone, it's supposed to work a lot faster. Right now, the only phones with an in-screen fingerprint reader use an optical sensor, or essentially a light wave, to look at the fingerprint. Qualcomm is different because it uses sound waves. It basically shoots a wave of pressure up from the phone onto your finger. And so marks the reaches and valleys in your finger to verify who you are, and Qualcomm says that this is both a faster, and more secure way of doing a fingerprint reader. You can also integrate heart rate monitoring in addition, and this also works when your finger's wet And it isn't affected by sunlight or any other light, which might affect optical and screen sensors. You can expect the first phones with a under-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader. It'll show up in the spring of next year. My money's gonna be on the Galaxy S10.