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Qualcomm has revealed its latest ultrasonic fingerprint solution which can be put below the screen of prototype handset manufactured by Vivo.

At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the US chip big said the latest solution, Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors, which can be joined below OLED screens and dunked in water. It also stated the function works below metal and glass.

At the event, Chinese phone creator Vivo showed off a prototype handset that had the technology in place.

Presently, fingerprint identification below the screen is still to be advertised. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 version has the sensor behind the phone, however the Galaxy Note 8 predicted in August is also possibly to have the sensor at the back.

Apple’s upcoming version iPhone is also supposed to have fingerprint sensor below the screen.

The company said, Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors for Glass and Metal are suitable with Snapdragon 660 and 630 Mobile Platforms, and will be available for OEMs this month and possibly advertised in the middle of next year.

The version for screens will be suitable with coming variants of Snapdragon Mobile Platforms, and will be available for OEMs in the fourth quarter of this year.

On Wednesday, the US chip manufacturer stated the latest rang of fingerprint sensors, Under Display, Under Glass, and Under Metal and Glass, has been invented in answer to the industry’s step towards edge-to-edge screen and water-resistant abilities.

The Under Glass display, can operate a glass screen of up to 800 μm (micrometers) as it is created for low to mid-range smartphones.

The Under Display can function with an OLED display of up 1200 μm designed for premium handsets, while the Under Metal & Glass design, also set a level for high-end smartphone, is appropriate for glass screens up to 800 μm or 650 μm for aluminum.

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