In addition to a new SoC, Qualcomm is announcing a new fingerprint sensing technology for Snapdragon-based devices. While most fingerprint sensors currently use high-resolution capacitive sensors, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Sense ID uses ultrasonic sound waves in order to map the surface of the finger. This allows for greater resolution to recognize features such as pores and fingerprint ridges to improve security, along with reduced sensitivity to moisture and other contaminants. In addition, this technology can work through glass and sapphire cover lenses, along with metal and plastic casings. Snapdragon Sense ID will launch first on Snapdragon 810 and 425 devices, but will be compatible with all 400, 600, and 800 series Snapdragon SoCs, and will support the FIDO authentication standard.

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25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/3/2011

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55 by Brian Klug on 6/3/2011

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32 by Brian Klug on 6/2/2011

Qualcomm Uplinq 2011 Day One Keynote - Mobile is King

Today marks the first day of our coverage of Qualcomm's annual Uplinq conference in San Diego, California. It's our first time coming to Uplinq, a conference whose roots trace...

4 by Brian Klug on 6/1/2011

HTC HD7: Now With NoDo

When Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 late last year, it was readily evident that they had a solid platform on their hands, but it was missing some critical details...

45 by Vivek Gowri on 5/12/2011

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68 by Brian Klug on 3/30/2011

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20 by Vivek Gowri on 2/14/2011

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14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2011

CES 2011: Qualcomm Demos Snapdragon MSM8660

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37 by Vivek Gowri on 1/12/2011

Qualcomm Reveals Next-Gen Snapdragon MSM8960: 28nm, dual-core, 5x Performance Improvement

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44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2010

The HTC Droid Incredible Review, Clearly Better than the Nexus One

I'm very proud of companies like ASUS and HTC. These aren't your tradtional consumer electronics companies. They have their roots in the OEM business, working hard but for very...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/10/2010

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