Qualcomm ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor reported to feature in Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The forthcoming Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone will include an integrated ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor from Qualcomm, according to BGR, which attributes the information to Chinese media.

The second-generation ultrasonic sensor from Qualcomm can work accurately through glass up to 800 microns thick, whereas the legacy version is only accurate up to 300 microns. Huawei’s license for the technology will likely also be exclusive until February of next year, according to the report. Qualcomm also provides the in-display fingerprint sensor for the Huawei Honor 10.

The Mate 20 Pro may also include structured light facial recognition, though it is unclear if the decision to include the technology has even been made for the smartphone, which is slated to be launched in September or October.

Qualcomm’s ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensors, which integrate a matching algorithm from Precise Biometrics, are also reported to be included high-end Samsung smartphones starting next year, presumably after the monopoly license referred to above expires. Apple also recently patented ultrasonic fingerprint sensors and an in-display fingerprint system, but no smartphone has yet been released with ultrasonic fingerprint technology.

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